began studying guitar at the age of 5 at 14, he won the Gold Medal at the conservatory of music in Aix-en-Provence, and became one of a select group studying under Alexandre Lagoya at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Paris.
He then began entering international competitions and won numerous prizes, including :
«Masters of the guitar» in Paris, the Pierre Salvi Award, delivered by the French Minister of Culture, the Stotsenberg prize (USA), Walcourt (Beligium), Benicasim (Spain), Vina del Mar (Chile).
But Emmanuel's real passion has been a desire to make contact with his listeners, his wish to have audiences discover the range and capacity of the guitar.
These have led him to perform at the great venues in France and internationally : At the Opera Halls in Avignon, Vichy, and Strassbourg, the famous concert halls, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot, in Paris, the festival of music in Auvers-sur-Oise, the Festival of Belrioz, of Chaise-Dieu, of la Vézère, the Festival of Young Soloists, of Sully-sur-Loire and Reims, and international appearances in Boston, New York Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
He has also performed as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France and with the Orchestras in Cannes, Nices, Avergne, Perrugia, la Scala in Milan, the Landmarks Orchestra in Boston, the Baltic Chamber Orchestra.
Recognized as a rising concert performer, Emmanuel, has received prizes from the Natexis Foundaiton, «Discovery » Classica, « Classical Revelantion» given by Adami, and in 2004 won the award «Classical Music Victories » in the category «Instrumental Soloist of the Year »
After having recorded two CDs « Danses Latines » (Latine Dances) et « Guitare Lyrique » (the Lyrical Guitar), the release of his new DVD « Recital » was widely acclaimed by the press and by television critics : « Attention Talent » (Talent Notice) FNAC, « Coup de Cœur »(Heart Throb) Mezzo TV, « 10 de Répertoire Classica » (Score 10 of the Classical Repertoire), with reviews also in Diapason and " le Monde de la musique."