Announcing the Plovdiv GuitArt Festival 2020


EuroStrings – the European Guitar Festival Collaborative is pleased to announce GuitArt Festival Plovdiv 2020 that will be held from 29 October–1 November 2020. The festival will feature six EuroStrings Artists: Nino D’Amico (Italy), Maja Kralj (Slovenia), Luis Alejandro Garcia (Spain), Cassie Martin (France), Flavio Nati (Italy), Pavel Ralev (Bulgaria) as well as Mateusz Kowalski (Poland, winner of the 2019 Second EuroStrings Guitar Competition).

EuroStrings Artists’ concert schedule


Pavel Ralev – Winner of the GuitArt 2019 Competition
– Sunday 25 October 2020, 19.00 GuitArt Facebook Page

Mateusz Kowalski – Sunday 25 October 2020, 19.30
online GuitArt Facebook Page

Nino D’Amico, Luis Alejandro García, Maja Kralj, Cassie Martin and Flavio Nati
– Wednesday 28 October 2020, 17.00, online GuitArt Facebook Page


Classes and Masterclasses


Pavel Ralev gives an educational presentation of the classical guitar at the ‘Divisi’ Music Centre for Children
– Tuesday 27 October 2020, 10.00

EuroStrings Artists give online masterclasses with children from the High Music School in Plovdiv and the Academy
– Wednesday 28 October 2020, 10.00

Masterclasses by Anabel Montesinos for the EuroStrings Artists online GuitArt Facebook
– Thursday 29 October 2020, 10.00

Other activities


  • Online concert by Anabel Montesinos, Live broadcast at Muppet Theater, Plovdiv (Thursday, 29 October 2020, 19.00)
  • Guitar Masters 2020: a concert by Veselin Koychev and Friends – Muppet Theater, Plovdiv (Friday, 30 October 2020, 19.00)
  • Concert by Tango Cats – Bee Bop Café (Friday, 30 October 2020, 22.00)
  • Online masterclasses with Marco Tamayo (Saturday, 31 October 2020, 10.00)
  • Concert by Hot Club de Plovdiv – Bee Bop Café (Saturday, 31 October 2020, 22.00)
  • Lecture by Belgian production and artist manager Tim Gubel on ‘Managing Yourself as an Artist: Facing the Challenges of Today’s Market’ – (Sunday, 1 November 2020, 16.00)

For the complete programme, please visit

About International Classical Guitar Competition “GuitArt” Plovdiv 2020

The Competition Final will be held on Sunday, 1 November 2020 from 10am–2pm, streamed on Facebook and The competition is open for guitarist from all over the world from 18–35 years of age on the 31 December 2020.

About Plovdiv GuitArt Festival

The GuitArt Festival is an event driven by the passion of the local musical community for the guitar and its ability to unite professional musicians and amateurs from diverse cultural backgrounds. As one of the most popular and widely played musical instruments, the guitar is celebrated in all its facets.

The festival aims to be an educational and social platform for the development of Bulgarian musical talent, and to underscore the place of the guitar in the history and development of modern music across the globe. By organising workshops with local and world-renowned guitarists and educators, panel discussions with popular local musicians, an expo of Bulgarian guitar manufacturers and musical instrument importers, free lessons, showcases, film screenings and children’s activities, the festival immerses its visitors in the world of the guitar in all its colours.