The Twents Gitaarfestival has been part of EuroStrings, the European Guitar Festival Collaborative for four years, since 2018 (European Guitar Festival Collaborative)
EuroStrings is the first European platform in the classical guitar sector, founded by the Guitar Festival Zagreb.
It is a collaborative platform of 17 classical guitar festivals and a number of additional festivals in Europe. Each festival delivers a winner of the classical guitar competition and every year these 17 winners are sent on tour through all the festivals for concerts, masterclasses, presentations and meetings! EuroStrings creates a range of international opportunities for the winners of our international competition, including concert tours, educational programs and the opportunity to reach international audiences and enter new markets.
The European EuroStrings partner festivals are:
Festival Guitarra Guimaraes, Portugal; Zagreb Guitar Festival, Croatia; Szeged Guitar Festival, Hungary; Sarajevo International Guitar Festival, Bosnia; 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 Festival Of Guitar José Tomás Villa De Petrer, Spain; International Guitar Festival Nuertingen, Germany; London Guitar Festival, UK.
For guitarists who participate in our annual Twents Gitaarfestival Competition:
Develop your worldwide career! Join our international competition and connect with emerging guitarists in the EuroStrings platform. By entering our competition, you get the chance to win the title of EuroStrings Artist and participate in the EuroStrings Artists exchange program (Exchange): A concert tour to different EuroStrings festivals.
The winner of the European EuroStrings Competition will receive a prize of €5,000 and the offer for one or more concerts in the USA, organized by the Guitar Foundation of America, and in China, organized by the Altamira Guitar Foundation and Opus 119.
Creative Europe Program:
The EuroStrings platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union for the period 2017-2021. A decision is expected very soon for 2022-2025.
More information about EuroStrings can be found at www.eurostrings.eu