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Zagreb Guitar Festival 2019 ready to rock

ZGF (Photo: Damil Kalogjera)

2 March 2019 – Zagreb Guitar Festival is ready to rock one more time. This year the festival celebrates its 5th edition. 

From March 31st to April 6th, Zagreb will again become the world guitar capital. ZGF2019 brings fantastic concerts (ALL Stars/ ZGF Street/ [email protected]), masterclasses, lectures, international classical guitar competition, orchestral, flamenco workshops and more. 

World-renowned guitarists who will be guests this year in Zagreb include Assad Brothers, Stochelo Rosenberg, Yamandu Costa, Duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta, Antonio Rey Trio, Aniello Desiderio, Carlo Marchione, Paolo Pegoraro, Brian Head, Mate Matisic, Maroje Brcic, Monika Krajnc Štih, Darko Karajić, Xhevdet Sahatxhija, Pia Gazarek Offermann, Thomas Offermann, Jesse Flowers and others.  

(Photo: Zagreb Guitar Festival)

“This year is the 5th edition of the Zagreb Guitar festival and we’re really excited about it. We have a program surpassing all others – the All Stars evening concert series will feature superstars of today. Zagreb Guitar Festival is also the leading partner of EuroStrings. It is dedicated to quality education in professionalism for young professional players and to charitable efforts towards students in financial need,” Mak Grgić, Artistic Director and classical guitarist said. 

(Photo: Zagreb Guitar Festival)

EuroStrings Festival Collaborative

The team working behind the scenes of Zagreb festival works harder than you think. They also founded EuroStrings Guitar Festival Collaborative  (co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union)– an ever-expanding platform for classical guitar currently spanning 17 classical guitar festivals across Europe. The Collaborative fosters excellence in musicianship, outreach work within the community, creating audience development opportunities, networking and last but not least, world-class education for emerging young guitarists.

(Photo: Zagreb Guitar Festival)

EuroStrings Scholarship

EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for young guitar students enabling participation for them in international guitar competitions and masterclasses that mostly require a payment fee. EuroStrings acknowledges the financial situation of many young guitar players. This programme supports them in their further international education. Zagreb Guitar Festival would like to draw particular attention to this, encouraging people to apply. 

Jesse Flowers – EuroStrings competition winner last year (Photo: Zagreb Guitar Festival)

“At Zagreb Guitar festival we want to bring the guitar to every family.  We organise concerts of different genres showcasing the finest guitarists in the world from these genres (Gipsy, Brazilian, Classical, Flamenco etc) so there’s something in the festival for everyone. We will have 11 EuroStrings musicians playing too – they will go to schools, hospitals for outreach work as well as performing in Zagreb’s best venues,” Ružica Gelo Ciglenečki, who is General Manager of Glazbena Škola Bonar and part of the festival organising team said. 

(Photo: Zagreb Guitar Festival)

More details about the festival on the official website.

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