Emmanuel Rossfelder began to play the guitar at the age of 5. As a fourteen year-old he graduated from the guitar class of Bertrand Thomas in the Conservatory of Music in Aix-en-Provence, where he unanimously received the gold medal for his achievements.
He is the youngest guitarist in history to have been admitted to the Paris Conservatory. There, he continued his education with Alexandre Lagoya, whom he admired greatly. Under his tutelage Rossfelder gained a solid education based on a specific right-hand technique developed by Lagoya from the times of his legendary duet with Ida Presti. Emmanuel Rossfelder graduated from the Conservatory in guitar and chamber music classes, receiving two unanimous 1st prizes in 1991 and 1992.
Emmanuel Rossfelder is a laureate of many international competitions. In 1993 he won the 1st prize and the Pierre Salvi special prize in the FMAJI festival for young musicians. In 2002 he received the title of “Musical Discovery of the Year – Classical Music” awarded by ADAMI and in 2004 the title of “Musical Discovery of the Year – Instrumental Soloist” during the Victoires de la Musique Classique gala award ceremony. During performance, the artist highly values direct contact with the audience.
For more than 25 years he has been constantly surprising listeners with new forms of using the potential of the guitar. Rossfelder displays his musical talent on major stages in Europe, and also in Japan, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Africa and in the United States. He has recorded eight solo albums with guitar repertoire, containing many original transcriptions. His latest album, titled “Virtuoso” contains recordings of virtuosic works for solo guitar and daring performances of works by Paganini.