Émilie Fend was born in 1995 in Strasbourg, France. After obtaining her DEM at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg and her Bachelor of Musicology at the University of Strasbourg, she obtained her Bachelor of Music with honours in 2022 at the HfMT in Cologne, in the class of Professor Goran Krivokapic, with whom she began her Master of Music in the same year, as well as a second Master für Musik und Kreativität at the WWU in Münster in the class of Marcin Dylla in parallel.
During her early years of musical studies, Emilie Fend had the opportunity to perform as a soloist and in an ensemble in several renowned venues in France and Germany, such as the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the MAC Bischwiller or the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal.
Her participation in international workshops and competitions allowed her to confront herself with the professional world, rewarded by a first prize in the "HASPA Guitar Cup" competition at the Hamburg Guitar Festival 2022, and a place in the final of the Internationales Gitarrenfestival Tübingen in 2019 and 2020. Among these experiences are the Italian Guitar Campus 2021, Seicorde Academy 2021 and 2022, Zbaszyn Guitar Worshop in 2021 and 2022 under the guidance of Lukasz Kuropaczewski. In addition to this, she has received numerous master classes with internationally renowned guitarists on various occasions.
Her latest activities include a concert as a soloist accompanied by the string orchestra of the HfMT Cologne, performing Leo Brouwer's "Tres Danzas Concertantes", as well as the world premiere of three original works for guitar and clarinet, commissioned by Emilie Fend and her duet partner Andreas Hermanski, which culminated in a premiere concert at the internationally renowned "Koblenz International Guitar Festival" and a recital within the framework of the "2nd. International Guitar Festival Wuppertal". Activities in 2023 will include a weekend concert and Masterclass at the Hamburger Gitarrentage, as well as the release of several recordings, including a chamber music CD of original works for guitar and clarinet, as well as participation on the CD accompanying the Italian classical guitar and music magazine Seicorde in the fall of 2023, and a solo CD for the label "Acoustic Music Records”.
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