Establish yourself as an international guitarist – become EuroStrings Young Star!

Have you always had a desire to perform in different countries? Do you want to learn more about performance art and classical guitar sector? Would you like to challenge yourself and join the community of young guitar virtuosos? Now you have the opportunity to develop a world-wide career and connect with emerging guitarists. Join the international competitions of EuroStrings Festivals and win your spot in EuroStrings Young Star Exchange Program!

EuroStrings – European Guitar Festival Collaborative is a first European platform in the classical guitar sector, founded by Zagreb Guitar Festival, gathering 14 classical guitar festivals.

EuroStrings strongly supports the circulation of emerging talents among EuroStrings Festivals offering the winners of those Festival’s international competitions the opportunity to reach international audiences,to work transnationally and to access new markets.

The platform creates a hub of international opportunities for winners of international competitions of EuroStrings Festivals like concert tours, educational and training programs that foster the professional development of guitarists helping them to develop a successful international career.

Starting from 2018 all winners of international competitions of EuroStrings Festivals will have a possibility to enter into Young Stars Exchange Program and to tour different Festivals where they will have concerts, masterclasses and various outreach educational programes.

The Young Stars will also be encouraged to challenge themselves and compete in annual EuroStrings Winners’ Competition, having chances to win a cash prize and develop international career by holding concerts in the US in organization of Guitar Foundation of America and in China in organization of Altamira Guitar Foundation and Opus 119.

How does it work?

Apply to the international guitar competitions of EuroStrings Festivals of your interest. Be ready to show your best performance. By winning the competition at the one of the EuroStrings festivals, you will automatically become part of EuroStringsYoung Stars Exchange Programme for 2018/2019, having opportunity to tour to several EuroStrings festivals and join the EuroStrings Winners’ Competition.

The Eurostrings members are: Festival Guitarra Guimaraes, Portugal; InternationalesGitarrenfestival Rust, Austria; Zagreb Guitar Festival, Croatia; Szeged Guitar Festival, Hungary; Sarajevo International Guitar Festival, BiH; TwentsGitaarFestival, The Netherlands; Nikšić Guitar Festival, Montenegro; Tampere Guitar Festival, Finland; Sofia GuitArt Festival, Bulgaria; Tallinn Guitar Festival, Estonia; International Guitar Festival Mottola, Italy; International Festival Of Guitar José Tomás Villa De Petrer, Spain; InternationalGuitar FestivalNuertingen, German; London Guitar Festival, UK

For more information about the application to competitions, please visit the official website of the festival you are interested in!

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