2nd EuroStrings Guitar Competition


18-21 July, Kings Place, London

The EuroStrings Guitar Competition, now in its second year, is open to the 17 First Prize winners from 2018 of the 17 guitar festivals, which are EuroStrings Platform members. Each of those festivals draws competitors from all over the world and, as a result, the EuroStrings Guitar Competition offers the very best of the finest young guitarists from all over the world.

This second edition of EuroStrings Winners’ Competition will take place in London, during the IGF Summit at Kings Place, 18–21 July 2019. The EuroStrings Composition Contest winning piece “Les Arcanes” by the French composer Nicolas Kahn will be the compulsory piece for the final round of the competition.

The winner of EuroStrings Guitar Competition will have the opportunity to play solo concerts throughout Europe, Asia and America in 2019/2020, enabling him/her to develop a worldwide career. In addition to the concert tours, the winner will receive a prize of €8,000 gross.

The EuroStrings Exchange Programme is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and is free for the winners of the international competitions of the festivals that are members of the EuroStrings Platform. In addition to the aforementioned programme, the EuroStrings Artists receive a scholarship of €200 for each festival at which they perform.