Guitar Art Festival

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Guitar Art Festival, an event that has consistently transformed Belgrade into a hub for guitar enthusiasts. The festival will host several concerts across various venues in the city, celebrating a legacy of musical brilliance.

Since its inception, the Guitar Art Festival has not only made Belgrade the guitar capital but also a gathering place for music legends such as Ennio Morricone, Sting, Paco de Lucia, and many others. Today, it stands among the top five international classical guitar festivals globally, drawing attention and acclaim for its quality and scope.

Over the past quarter-century, the festival has organized numerous concerts, featuring renowned musicians from 57 different countries. It has evolved beyond classical guitar to include genres like flamenco, fado, and jazz, appealing to a broad audience. To date, the festival has welcomed over 300,000 attendees, a testament to its enduring appeal and meticulous programming.

A cornerstone of the Guitar Art Festival is its commitment to nurturing young talent. Each year, it attracts leading guitarists and professors who mentor students from around the world. The festival has hosted thousands of students from 48 countries, underscoring its role as a cradle of future musical talent. Additionally, it organizes one of the world’s most substantial guitar competitions, having distributed numerous prizes totaling significant amounts to date.

The festival also contributes to the guitar’s cultural heritage by documenting its progress and milestones. Annually, a CD compilation featuring highlights from the festival is released, creating an archive that now includes numerous volumes of exceptional live performances.

As the Guitar Art Festival celebrates this significant anniversary, it continues to enrich Belgrade’s cultural landscape, cementing its place as a pivotal event on the international music calendar.

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