Classical:NEXT is the annual, global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more.
Classical:NEXT consists of an interactive conference, project pitches, showcase concerts, expo, innovation award and networking.
By taking part in Classical:NEXT, you join over 1,000 professionals from more than 45 countries worldwide.
The structure of Classical:NEXT consists of four sections – showcases, conference, project pitches and expo. The conference section is set up to offer presentations, seminars, discussions, one-to-one and roundtable mentoring and other formats to help delegates with burning issues keep up with changes, trends and innovations. The expo exhibits the work of labels, publishers, agents, festivals, associations and others, and serves as a meeting point for all delegates. Showcases are where artists and productions can be presented in a series of short concerts offering artistic directors, concert bookers, journalists and more a unique opportunity to gain an overview of artistic activity within a short space of time. Project Pitches are targeted, fast-moving opportunities for creators and those on the lookout for new creations. They are a kind of “seek-and-find” for collaboration and inspiration.