EuroStrings - European Guitar Festival Collaborative is the first European platform in the field of classical guitar founded by Zagreb Guitar Festival, gathering 14 classical guitar festivals that organize international guitar competitions and have a professional structure that enables further education and professional development of emerging guitar players.
EuroStrings creates a hub of international opportunities for emerging guitar players from Europe and beyond, educational and training programs that foster their professional development, supporting the trends for sustainability of festivals in the field of classical music. The platform brings together guitarists and their audiences, breaking down barriers while actively participating in the creation of classical guitar experience.
EuroStrings Young Stars Exchange Programme
Starting from 2018 the winners of EuroStrings Festivals competitions will become part of EuroStrings Young Stars exchange programme. Through Young Stars exchange programme emerging guitar talents will get the opportunity to tour EuroStrings Festivals reaching international audiences and accessing new markets. They will also have the opportunity to learn from the best guitar players in the world and to participate in various educational outreach programmes.
The Young Stars will also be encouraged to challenge themselves and compete in the annual EuroStrings Winners’ Competition, giving them the chance to win prizes that will enable them to develop a world-wide career. Alongside with the cash prize, the winner will be offered concerts in the US and China.
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 backgrounds. This scholarships will enable young guitarists to participate in Eurostrings Festivals international guitar competitions and masterclasses.
EuroStrings Audience Lab
With the aim to diversify our audience by reaching youngsters and youth without musical education coming from socially disadvantaged areas and to deepen the relationship with our current youth audience by creating better experience for them, EuroStrings Festivals will develop a variety of activities and methods to engage new audiences.
Developing New Business Models
The platform will organise 3 annual EuroStrings seminars opened to all professionals from the field of classical music with different lectures and workshops in the field of audience development, marketing and PR, fundraising, cultural management, cultural tourism.
Building a Knowledge Base about Classical Guitar Festivals
The platform will conduct relevant surveys and research which will be put on the website to serve as resource for festival organisations and policy-makers and underpin the platform’s strategic planning. This will give a comparative perspective to the knowledge of the European classical guitar festivals.
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