Wisdom: Editions - Learn about the faults and benefits, pros and cons of different editions (HOSTED BY

Wisdom: Musical Forms - Learn how to analyze prominent guitar works in an interactive workshop
(please submit your proposed pieces for this lecture to be chosen via lottery on the ZGF website)

Wisdom: Industry - Learn about the intriguing world of music industry in classical guitar and beyond.

Wisdom: Art of Teaching - How to teach? Learn from the master pedagogue! (HOSTED BY STEFAN

Experts from the Guitar Salon International visit the ZGF to guide interactive lectured performances on
historically significant instruments that changed the course of guitar production in the 19th and 20th
century. Try your luck and take the opportunity to play a few notes on some of the most wonderful

Jazz workshop

Jazz workshops will be held by Ante Gelo (Zagreb) during the Zagreb Guitar Festival. Regardless of age
and guitar knowledge, participants can join for the musical jam. The Zagreb Guitar Festival Jazz
Orchestra will also perform at the closing Festival event.

Guitar orchestras

Guitar orchestras will be conducted by Ante Čagalj (Zagreb) during the Zagreb Guitar Festival.
The participants will make music together by performing in guitar and jazz orchestras. All guitarists, not
only competitors, are welcome to participate in the Festival’s orchestras.

Zagreb guitar fesht

ZAGREB GUITAR FESHT- after an exciting day at the Festival all participants and guests are welcome to join us at Caffe & TD, a really jazzy place to hang out.

ZGF Street



EuroStrings - European Guitar Festival Collaborative is a first European platform in the classical guitar sector founded by Zagreb Guitar Festival, gathering 14 classical guitar festivals. The Platform was launched in November 2017 and till 2021 will be co-funded by the EU fund Creative Europe.

EuroStrings will strongly support the circulation of emerging talents among EuroStrings Festivals offering the winners of those Festival’s international competitions an opportunity to reach international audiences, giving them the possibility to work transnationally and to access new markets. 

The platform creates a hub of international opportunities for winners of international competitions of EuroStrings Festivals like concert tours, educational and training programs that foster the professional development of guitarists helping them to develop a successful international career.

Starting from 2017 all winners of international competitions of EuroStrings Festivals will have the possibility to enter into Young Stars exchange programme and to tour different Festivals where they will have concerts, masterclasses and different outreach educational programmes.

The Young Stars will also be encouraged to challenge themselves and compete in annual EuroStrings Winners’ Competition, having chances to win a cash prize and develop world-wide career having concerts in the US in organization of Guitar Foundation of America and in China in organization of Altamira Guitar Foundation and Opus 119.

The first EuroStrings Winners’ Competition will be organized at Zagreb Guitar Festival, between 3rd and 8th April 2018.

Read more about EuroStrings on www.eurostrings.eu