5 concerts
International Artists
Master Classes
International Competition

Sarajevo International Guitar Festival has a continuous tradition of nourishing art music in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was established in 2011, by the Association of Guitarists in the FBiH, with the desire to advance the art of guitar playing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since that time, Festival has offered over 45 concerts by respectable names in the area of guitar-playing art, while the educational component comprised participation of lecturers and pedagogues from over twenty countries in Europe and the world, whose workshops have been attended by over 700 young guitarists, teachers and professors.

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Five Concerts

Nairuz is a fusion between flamenco and sufi music. It is a dialog of different music traditions which share a similar music core. With flamenco guitar adjusted to sound like an oud in combination with turkish ney and vocal which performs beautiful poetry of great sufi artists and mystic movements of flamenco dance, Nairuz presents a new music and spiritual dimensions.


Pablo Márquez is an Argentinean guitarist. He is known for his interpretations of historical classical works as well as his performances of Argentiean traditional music. Márquez regularly collaborates with groups such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain


Mateusz Kowalski is a classical guitarist born in 1995 in Koszalin, Poland. He has recently received international acclaim after winning several international competitions, including: 1st prize in the International Guitar Festival RUST, Austria (2018), 1st prize in the Joaquin Rodrigo International Guitar Competition in Olsztyn.


Danijel Cerović, born in 1979 in Nikšić, is a Montenegrin classical guitarist. He lectures in guitar and chamber music at the Music Academy in Cetinje, University of Montenegro and he is a guest lecturer at the Sarajevo Music Academy.


Our Goal

The main goals of Festival include strengthening of national and international cooperation among artists, pedagogues, instrument builders, all of whom allow students, by forging mutual ties, to elevate their own knowledge to a higher level and spread their positive artistic experiences and impressions of BiH across the world. Consequently, the initial Festival structure is based on four fundamental elements: concerts, international guitar-playing contest in five categories, master classes.