Friday, April 24, 2020
Sundin Music Hall
1531 Hewitt Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104
Raphaël Feuillâtre is a young Paris-based virtuoso of the classical guitar. Born in 1996, he started classical guitar lessons at the age of nine, first with Hacène Addadi at Cholet Conservatory and later with Michel Grizard in Nantes. In 2014, he was accepted by the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMDP) into the class of Roland Dyens and his assistant Jean-Marc Zvellenreuther and obtained his Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in 2017 with highest honors. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in classical guitar performance with Tristan Manoukian. Various internships and training courses contributed to his musical development, in particular those with Arnaud Sans, Gabriel Bianco, and Judicaël Perroy, with whom he has been working for the past three years. He regularly performs his own arrangements of works by J. S. Bach, D. Scarlatti, and E. Granados.
He has won prizes at numerous classical guitar competitions. Among them, in 2017, he won First Prize at the International Guitar Festival José Tomás in Petrer, Spain, and Third Prize in the Kutna Hora International Biennial Guitar Competition in the Czech Republic. His performance on our Sundin Music Hall concert series is part of a 50-concert international tour arranged by the Guitar Foundation of America, as part of his Grand Prize, awarded at the 2018 GFA International Concert Artists Competition.