EuroStrings creates a hub of international opportunities for winners of International Competitions of EuroStrings Festivals through Young Stars exchange programme like concert tours, educational and training programs fostering the professional development of emerging guitarists offering them an opportunity to reach international audiences and access new markets.
The Young Stars will also be encouraged to challenge themselves and compete in the annual EuroStrings Competition, having chances to win prizes that will enable them to develop a world-wide career.
To acknowledge the financial situation of many young guitar players and to support their international education, EuroStrings has developed an annual scholarship programme for students from lower income back grounds. This scholarship will enable 14 young guitarists each year to participate in international guitar competitions and masterclasses at 14 EuroStrings Festivals. The open call for the scholarship will be launched on EuroStrings website couple times from March 2018.
The EuroStrings Platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union in period of 2017 - 2021.
Music school Bonar that organises Zagreb Guitar Festival (CRO) is the leader of the Platform that currently involves 13 members:
— Sociedade Musical de Guimarães - Festival lnternacional de Guitarra de Guimarães (POR),
— Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust (AT),
— SZÓ-TÉR Egyesület - Szeged Guitar Festival (HUN),
— Guitar Association of BiH - Sarajevo International Guitar Festival (BiH),
— Twents Gitaar Festival (NL),
— Montenegrin Music Center - Nikšić Guitar Festival (MNE),
— Tampere Guitar Festival (FIN),
— Sdruzhenie "Fusion Way" - Sofia GuitArt Festival (BUG),
— Tallinn Guitar Festival (EST),
— Associazione M. & C. Accademia Della Chitarra - International Guitar Festival Mottola (ITA),
— Pima Asociación De Guitarra Clásica - International Guitar Festival José Tomás Villa De Petrer (ESP),
— Gitarrenkreis Nuertingen - International Guitar Festival Nuertingen (GER),
— International Guitar Foundation - London Guitar Festival (UK).
EUROSTRINGS Young Stars 2017/2018
Nicola Montella ltaly, Niklas Johansen Denmark, Dominik Carević Croatia, Péter Girán Hungary, Vedran Vujica BiH, Dmytro Omelchak Ukraine, Antoine Moriniere France, Antero Pellikka Finland, Boyan Boychev Bulgaria, Andrea Roberto ltaly, Domenico Savio Mottola ltaly, Raphael Feuillatre France, Giovanni Tomasi ltaly, Jesse Flowers Australia/Germany, Giacomo Susani ltaly.
EuroStrings Young Stars are winners or holders of other award of international competitions of EuroStrings Festivals. Each year a new group of Young Stars will be offered a concert tour to different EuroStrings Festivals.
They will be also given an opportunity to compete on EuroStrings annual competition. The winner will get 5000€ prize and will be offered one or more concerts in the US organised by the Guitar Foundation of America, and in China organised by Altamira Guitar Foundation and Opus 119.
The first edition of EuroStrings Competition will take place in Zagreb, 8th April, during Zagreb Guitar Festival.
EuroStrings Platform is looking forward to expand with new members in the upcoming years (email@example.com).