EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds to enable them participation in international guitar competitions and masterclasses that mostly require a payment fee. EuroStrings is acknowledging financial situation of many young guitar players and with this programme supporting them in their further international education.



Open Call for EuroStrings Scholarships

EuroStrings provides international opportunities for young classical guitar players and contributes to their professional development through various educational and training programs.

To acknowledge the financial situation of many young guitar players and to support their international education, EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds. This scholarship will enable young guitarists to participate in international guitar competitions and masterclasses of EuroStrings Festivals during 2018.


Who can apply?

Young guitarists, aged between 18 and 25, with lower financial capability. They need to be students at a music school and have undergone professional education for at least 2 years.


Application process

Applicants interested to attend any of the following festivals, may submit the necessary documents to be considered for a full coverage of travel, accommodation, participation costs and per diem for one candidate per each festival.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials for review:

  • a private or unlisted YouTube video containing free choice of repertoire at about 10 min duration
  • a tax return - English translation required (personal and/or parent's)
  • a short description of household status (number of people in household etc)
  • 1 A4 written out formal request for applicant's financial assistance concerning travel, accommodation, festival costs and per diems, specifying the festival of interest. This request should contain candidate's contact info - name, last name, address, email address, phone number - and personal thoughts as to why he or she is in need of the EuroStrings scholarship
  • letter of recommendation from a professional in the field (teacher, music producer, musical collaborator et al.)

All documentation needs to be submitted in English, only the submissions in English will be considered for the selection process.

To apply please fill in the APPLICATION FORM.


Application Deadlines


Guimaraes International Guitar Festival 

Deadline: December 1, 2018


Sarajevo International Guitar Festival

Deadline: January 1, 2019


Zagreb Guitar Festival

Deadline: February 15, 2019


Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust

Deadline: February 25, 2019


Szeged International Guitar Festival

Deadline: March 25, 2019


Tallinn Guitar Festival

Deadline: April 1, 2019


Tampere Guitar Festival

Deadline: April 15, 2019


International Guitar Festival Mottola

Deadline: April 20, 2019


Montenegro International Guitar Competition

Deadline: May 1, 2019


International Guitar Festival Jose Tomas Villa de Petrer

Deadline: May 6, 2019


Twents Gitaar Festival

Deadline: May 16, 2019


Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival

Deadline: May 30, 2019


London Guitar Festival

Deadline: August 1, 2019


GuitArt Festival Plovdiv

Deadline: September 30, 2019



EuroStrings Scholarship Winners of 2017/2018 are:


Bianka Szalaty (International Guitar Festival Rust)


Kasperi Leponiemi (London Guitar Festival)


Ana- Maria Bibescu (Montenegro International Guitar Festival)


Giorgos Lyratzis (Sofia GuitArt Festival)


Marco Vega (International Guitar Festival Jose Tomas Villa de Petrer)


Mauricio Zúñiga (Twents Gitaarfestival)


David Marton (International Guitar Festival Neurtingen)


Martin van Hees (Szeged International Guitar Festival)


Rebeca Oliveira (Tallinn Guitar Festival)


Marija Grujić (Sarajevo International Guitar Festival)


Ricardo Brito (Guimarães International Guitar Festival)


Carlotta Dalia (Zagreb Guitar Festival)


Nelli Kiviaho (Tampere International Guitar Festival)