Plovdiv GuitArt Festival 2021 starts today


Plovdiv GuitArt Festival 2021 starts today and will last until November 7th. The festival features Pavel Steidl and Darko Bageski, as well as three EuroStrings Artists – Jack Hancher, Eleonora Perretta and Filip Mišković. Lovro Peretić, winner of the 3rd EuroStrings Guitar Competition will also attend the festival.

Festival starts off on Thursday with the concert played by Jack Hancher, Filip Mišković and Eleonora Perretta in Studio 1 on Radio Plovdiv. That same day, Lovro Peretić will play on the same radio. The next day will kick off with masterclasses given by Pavel Steidl to the EuroStrings Artists. On Saturday, EuroStrings Artists will give masterclasses to young Bulgarian guitarists in Blue School, AMDFA. They will also do a showcase for children in “Divizi” Music Centre for Children.

The start of the festival also marks the start of the EuroStrings conference, this year hosted by our partners from Plovdiv GuitArt Festival. The conference will last three days and all the activities will be streamed on the EuroStrings website. Check out the full schedule for the conference here.

About GuitArt Festival Plovdiv
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.

  • Concert: Pop & Rock Meets Jazz – (Thursday, 4 November 2021, 22.00)
  • Concert: Darko Bageski – Studio 1, Radio Plovdiv (Friday, 5 November 2021, 19.00)
  • Concert: Cinga Manga Funk – Bee Bop Café (Friday, 5 November 2021, 22.00)
  • Concert: Pavel Steidl – Studio 1, Radio Plovdiv (Saturday, 6 November 2021, 18.30)
  • Concert: Real … mente Napoli – Muppet Theater, Plovdiv (Saturday, 6 November 2021, 20.00)
  • Concert: Alexander Lekov Trio – Bee Bop Café (Saturday, 6 November 2021, 22.00)
  • Concert: Vlatko Stefanovski and announcement of the Winners of the Competition – House of Culture ‘Brous Hristov (Sunday, 7 November 2021, 19.00)

    For the complete programme, please visit