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Dear friends of the Festival,

The 27th International Guitar Festival – City of Mottola is ready to welcome nationally and internationally renowned guitarists and the EuroStrings Artists of the EuroStrings platform.

After the opening evening of Saturday July 6 with “Serenate” and its concerts among narrow streets and little squares of the historical centre, the rich program of this edition features double concerts Dimitris Soukaras (EuroStrings Artist) and “Wonderland” (Andrea Vettoretti, Riviera Lazeri, Fabio Battistelli); “Claudio Prima & Giuseppe De Trizio” (Claudio Prima, Giuseppe De Trizio) and “La ultima curda” (Fabio Furia, Alessandro Deiana); Julia Trintschuk (EuroStrings Artist) and “Pedro Navarro Trio” (Pedro Navarro, Lluís Castany, Kevin Muñoz); youth guitars orchestra Chitarreinsieme directed by Maestro Leonardo Lospalluti and soloists Zuzanna Węžyk and Mateusz Kowalski (EuroStrings Artists); Jesse Flowers (EuroStrings Winner 2018) and Zoran Dukic.

Sarah-Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione (ticket 10€) will close this edition of the Festival with a very exciting concert, preceded by the award ceremony of the winner of the 25th International Competition of Musical Performance for Guitar.

We wait for you!

Michele Libraro Art director

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Dear friends of the Festival,

We are ready, and you?

It starts on Saturday, July 6 with "Serenate", itinerant route in the historical center of Mottola (Italy) and then

continues with the masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, Zoran Dukic and many other teachers, Chitarreinsieme (Course

of  Guitars Orchestra), 2 sections of the Competition for Guitar, CDs presentations, and many concerts with

Zoran Dukic,  Sarah-Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione, WONDERLAND (Andrea Vettoretti, guitar - Riviera Lazeri,

cello - Fabio Battistelli, clarinet), Claudio Prima & Giuseppe De Trizio, Maurizio Di Fulvio Trio, Giovanni Seneca

Trio, Radicanto, Duo RiGa, “La Ultima Curda” Fabio Furia & Alessandro Deiana, EUROSTRINGS ARTISTS: Jesse

Flowers, Dimitris  Soukaras, Mateusz Kowalski,Yuki Saito, Julia Trintschuk, Misael Barraza – Diaz, Emmanuel

Sowicz, Radu Valcu and Zuzanna Wężyk.

        Find out the details of the program of the Festival on www.mottolafestival.com.

        I'll wait for you all in Mottola from July 6 to 14, 2019 to live with us this fantastic edition of the Festival!!!

        Michele Libraro Art director


































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EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds to enable them participation in international guitar competitions and masterclasses that mostly require a payment fee. EuroStrings is acknowledging financial situation of many young guitar players and with this programme supporting them in their further international education.

Open Call for EuroStrings Scholarships
EuroStrings provides international opportunities for young classical guitar players and contributes to their professional development through various educational and training programs.

To acknowledge the financial situation of many young guitar players and to support their international education, EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds. This scholarship will enable young guitarists to participate in international guitar competitions and masterclasses of EuroStrings Festivals during 2019.

Who can apply?
Young guitarists, aged between 18 and 25, with lower financial capability. They need to be students at a music school and have undergone professional education for at least 2 years.
Application process
Applicants interested to attend any of the following festivals, may submit the necessary documents to be considered for a full coverage of travel, accommodation, participation costs and per diem for one candidate per each festival.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials for review:

- a private or unlisted YouTube video containing free choice of repertoire at about 10 min duration
- a tax return - English translation required (personal and/or parent's)
- a short description of household status (number of people in household etc)
- 1 A4 written out formal request for applicant's financial assistance concerning travel, accommodation, festival costs and per diems, specifying the festival of interest. This request should contain candidate's contact info - name, last name, address, email address, phone number - and personal thoughts as to why he or she is in need of the EuroStrings scholarship
- letter of recommendation from a professional in the field (teacher, music producer, musical collaborator et al.)

All documentation needs to be submitted in English, only the submissions in English will be considered for the selection process.

The materials should be submitted to info@mottolafestival.com , and copy info@eurostrings.eu and Mak Grgic (mak@eurostrings.eu), EuroStrings Artistic Director.  

The registration form must be presented within May 2, 2019.
















First European Platform in Classical Guitar sector

December 2017 – EuroStrings - European Guitar Festival Collaborative is a first European platform gathering 14 classical guitar festivals, which will focus on highlighting the emerging guitar players and enable further education in classical guitar field.

EuroStrings, a platform funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, contributes to the development of a vibrant and diverse European classical guitar scene which reflects shared values, preoccupations, and challenges of the 21st century experienced by every classical guitarist, especially a young emerging professional. This platform is to ensure that a modern and positive classical guitar vibe can be experienced by a broad range of audiences across Europe and worldwide.

EuroStrings creates a hub of international opportunities for emerging guitar players, 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 the 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 Platform's Guitar Festivals offering the winners of those Festival’s international competitions an opportunity to reach international audiences and to give them possibilities to work transnationally and access new markets.

The Young Stars will also be encouraged to challenge themselves and compete in EuroStrings Winners’ Competition, having chances to win prizes that will enable them to develop a world-wide career. The first EuroStrings Winners’ Competition will be organized at Zagreb Guitar Festival, between 3rd and 7th April 2018.

EuroStrings Young Stars 2017/2018
The EuroStrings Young Stars are the winners or runners-up of the international competitions organized by the platform members. The EuroStrings Young Stars that will participate in the exchange programme and at the EuroStrings Winner’s Competition in the first year of the project 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).

EuroStrings annual scholarships
To acknowledge the financial situation of many young guitar players and to support their international education, EuroStrings has developed an annual scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds. This scholarship will enable 14 young guitarists to participate in international guitar competitions and masterclasses. The open call for the scholarship will be launched on EuroStrings website in the beginning of January 2018.

EuroStrings currently involves 14 members and is looking forward to expand in the upcoming years:

Sociedade Musical de Guimarães - Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Guimarães (POR):

22 December 2017 – 14 January 2018

Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust (AUT):

25 - 28 March 2018

Music school Bonar - Zagreb Guitar Festival (CRO):

3 - 7 April 2018

SZÓ-TÉR Egyesület - Szeged Guitar Festival (HUN):

12 - 15 April 2018

Guitar Association of BiH - Sarajevo International Guitar Festival (BiH):

26 - 30 April 2018

Twents GitaarFestival (NL):

10 – 13 May 2018

Montenegrin Music Center - Nikšić Guitar Festival (MNE):

22 - 29 May 2018

Tampere Guitar Festival (FIN):

4 -10 June 2018

Sdruzhenie “Fusion Way” - Sofia GuitArt Festival (BGR):

8 - 10 June 2018

Tallinn Guitar Festival (EST):

11 - 15 June 2018

Associazione M. & C. Accademia Della Chitarra - International Guitar Festival Mottola (ITA):

7 - 15 July 2018

Pima Asociación De Guitarra Clásica - International Festival Of Guitar José Tomás Villa De Petrer (ESP):

7 - 21 July 2018

Gitarrenkreis Nuertingen - International Guitar Festival Nuertingen (GER):

28 July - 5 August 2018

International Guitar Foundation - London Guitar Festival (UK):

25 - 30 October 2018

For further information: www.eurostrings.eu
Contact: communication@eurostrings.eu



























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