The Classical:NEXT 2016 Showcases have now been announced! Across two formats, this year Classical:NEXT will present eleven artists and ensembles from around the world that push the boundaries and extend the horizons of art music. You can find details of the showcases and their artists at the 2016 Showcase page and information about the brand-new Re-Staged Showcases, formatted by PODIUM Festival's Steven Walter at the 2016 Re-Staged Showcase page. Find out about the special series of Dutch artist concerts being presented in co-operation with de Doelen and Operadagen Rotterdam at our Lunch with the Residents page.
The ideal format for soloists and small ensembles, showcases offer 30 minute slots for each selected performance.
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"The great thing about having a showcase at Classical:NEXT is that I could arrange everything for my performance exactly as I wanted to have it, from the programme to the question of which clothes to wear
Pianist and 2014 showcase artist Hiroaki Takenouchi (Japan)
"Immediately after my presentation, several representatives approached me and throughout the day some even suggested concrete deals for international appearances of our contemporary music ensemble. It is amazing how much business one man alone can do thanks to this video showcase format."
John Harris, Chief Executive and Artistic Co-Director of Red Note Ensemble, Scotland
If you are an artist or agent present your work to the international professional community. Soloists and small ensembles as well as large ensembles, opera productions or musical theatre projects can be presented through a showcase concert or screening at Classical:NEXT 2016.
If you are a music multiplier, join us at Classical:NEXT 2016 to experience many international performances in a minimum amount of time. The Classical:NEXT Showcases are selected by an international jury of experts to present a wide range of high-quality artists and productions in every category from early to contemporary, traditional to experimental.
Travelling with non-delegate friends or family? Bring them along! Publicly-available non-delegate tickets for the showcase programme can be purchased from our local partners De Doelen. Separate tickets are available for both days of the showcase programme, allowing a fully tailored experience. Tickets can be bought online, over the phone or, subject to capacity, at the venue before the event.