With a spectacular concert and presentation of his new Elysium project, Al Di Meola opened the first edition of the Sofia GuitArt Festival on May 27, 2016, in Bulgaria Hall. The world-famous virtuoso is known not only for its rich creativity, but also as a member of the phenomenal Guitar Trio, along with John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia.

Al Di Meola is known as a pioneer in blending ethno music and jazz. For decades, he has experimented with musical styles such as flamenco and tango, as well as music from the Middle East, Brazil and Africa.