RAPHAËL FEUILLÂTRE (b 1996 )
Raphaël Feuillâtre began classical guitar lessons at the age of nine with Hacène Addadi at the Cholet Conservatory. He subsequently studied at the Conservatory of Nantes and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he obtained his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in 2017 with the highest honours. He is currently working towards his Master’s degree with Tristan Manoukian. He also studies with Judicaël Perroy.
Feuillâtre has won several awards at international guitar competitions, including First Prize at the 2017 International Guitar Festival José Tomas Villa de Petrer in Spain, and has subsequently been invited to perform at festivals throughout Europe and South America. In 2018 Feuillâtre won First Prize at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition, resulting in this recording for Naxos and a major tour of the US and Canada during the 2019–20 season. Feuillâtre divides his time between performing and teaching, and tutors at the Music School of Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Paris.