We are honoured to announce that we have become a member of EuroStrings – European Guitar Festival Collaborative, a first European platform in classical guitar, founded by Zagreb Guitar Festival.

The Platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for the period 2017-2021.


EuroStrings will focus on highlighting the emerging guitar players, creates a series of international opportunities for them, educational and training programs that foster the professional development of guitarists, and trends for sustainability of festivals in the field of classical music. The platform brings together guitarists and their audiences, breaking down barriers and actively involving both in the creation of classical guitar experience.

Through Young Stars exchange programme, EuroStrings will strongly support the circulation of emerging talents among the platform's guitar festivals, offering the winners of those festivals’ international competitions an opportunity to reach international audiences and  giving them opportunities to work transnationally and access new markets. 


  • Festival Guitarra Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust, Austria
  • Zagreb Guitar Festival, Croatia
  • Szeged Guitar Festival, Hungary
  • Sarajevo International Guitar Festival, BiH
  • Twents GitaarFestival, The Netherlands
  • Nikšić Guitar Festival, Montenegro
  • Tampere Guitar Festival, Finland
  • Sofia GuitArt Festival, Bulgaria
  • Tallinn Guitar Festival, Estonia
  • International Guitar Festival Mottola, Italy
  • International Guitar Festival José Tomás, Villa De Petrer, Spain
  • International Guitar Festival Nuertingen, Germany
  • London Guitar Festival, UK

What does that mean for competitors at our International Guitar Competition?

In joining our competition you will have the chance to win the title of the EuroStrings Young Star and take part in Young Stars exchange programme. Through this programme you will embark on a concert tour to several EuroStrings festivals and challenge yourself at the annual EuroStrings Competition with other winners of EuroStrings Festivals. The winner of EuroStrings Competition will get a prize of €5000  and will be offered one or more concerts in the US organised by the  Guitar Foundation of America, and in China organised by Altamira Guitar Foundation and Opus 119.

Develop your world-wide career! Join our international competition and connect with emerging guitarists in the EuroStrings platform.

EuroStrings Young Stars 2017/2018

The EuroStrings Young Stars are the winners of the international competitions organized by the platform members.

The EuroStrings Young Stars that will participate in the exchange programme in 2017/2018 and at the EuroStrings Competition at Zagreb Guitar Festival in April 2018 are:

  • Nicola Montella (Italy)
  • Niklas Johansen (Denmark)
  • Péter Girán (Hungary)
  • Vedran Vujica (BiH)
  • Dmytro Omelchak (Ukraine)
  • Antoine Moriniere (France)
  • Antero Pellikka (Finland)
  • Boyan Boychev (Bulgaria)
  • Andrea Roberto (Italy)
  • Domenico Savio Mottola (Italy)
  • Raphael Feuillatre (France)
  • Davide Giovanni Tomasi (Italy)
  • Jesse Flowers (Australia/Germany)
  • Giacomo Susani (Italy)
  • Dominik Carevic (Croatia)

To learn more about the EuroStrings visit the website:

Artistic director

Tiit Peterson


Tallinna Kitarrifestival MTÜ

+372 508 6301