welcome to the european guitar and mandolin association

The European Guitar and Mandolin Association (EGMA) is the umbrella organisation of guitar and mandolin federations throughout Europe. The Association, meanwhile consisting of 11 European nations, cultivates friendly relations with partner organisations in Far East, in America and Australia just like in the countries of the Eastern European countries.

The Aims

The EGMA set herself great aims. At the basis of already existing European relations there shall be new possibilities for international exchange of experience and common further education, especially for young people who play plucked instruments. The EGMA facilitates networking and the exchange of information and experience.

On this site you will be able to find general information about the EGMA, information on past and future meetings of the EGMYO, links to the members and a list of important events.

The EGMA pursues several projects:
The European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra (EGMYO)
The mandolin symposium
The archive of music for fretted instruments 
International Mandolin Competitions
Festival Euro Zupfmusik (
european plucked string music festival), in association with the the German Federation for plucked string music BDZ.