Géza Szilvay, founder of the renowned Colourstrings method, has been chosen as the President of ESTA, following such predecessors as Max Rostal, Yehudi Menuhin and Bruno Gurianna. Szilvay has made a long career in Finland teaching at the East Helsinki Music Institute and the Sibelius Academy. With his brother Csaba he developed the Colourstrings teaching program that has spread around the world. New material for the violin ABC has recently been published. A new addition to this method is the Guitar ABC.