This year, IGF Guitar Summit is hosting the second EuroStrings Guitar Competition, bringing together 17 of the finest international young guitarists, all first prize winners of international guitar competitions across Europe, to compete in a super competition. The winner will receive 8,000 Euros and a European tour as well as concerts in Asia and the USA in 2019/2020 (Final Round: Sunday 21 July 2019, 7pm, Kings Place, Hall One).
The EuroStrings Guitar Competition 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.
The EuroStrings Platform members include: Antwerp Guitar Festival (Belgium) Harmonia Cordis International Classical Guitar Festival (Romania), International Guitar Festival Guimarães (Portugal), International Guitar Festival José Tomás Villa De Petrer (Spain), International Guitar Festival Mottola (Italy), International Guitar Festival Nuertingen (Germany), International Guitar Festival Rust (Austria), London Guitar Festival (United Kingdom), Montenegro International Guitar Competition (Montenegro), Plovdiv GuitArt Festival (Bulgaria), Sarajevo International Guitar Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Szeged International Guitar Festival (Hungary), Tallinn Guitar Festival (Estonia), Tampere Guitar Festival (Finland), Twents GitaarFestival (The Netherlands), Uppsala International Guitar Festival (Sweden), Zagreb Guitar Festival (Croatia).
The EuroStrings Exchange Programme is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme 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.