Dear classical music professionals,

Thank you for all your kind words regarding Classical:NEXT 2013. Now it is time to shape Classical:NEXT 2014. Our call for proposal for the 2014 edition (14-17 May 2014 in Vienna) is out! Read all about it below.

Kind regards,
The Classical:NEXT team



The core of the Classical:NEXT team Photo: Michael Mann

Thank you so very much for your great feedback, including all your ideas for the next edition. We will take your suggestions seriously to develop Classical:NEXT according to your wishes. We think that we are on the right track and it seems that you think so, too:

In our online survey, 95 percent of you have found the event good or excellent and would like to come again as well as recommend Classical:NEXT to others. Wow!

Now let us make Classical:NEXT 2014 yet another unforgettable experience together, featuring unorthodox classical music showcases and a conference that deals with the burning issues in a meaningful way:




Katherine Zeserson at Classical:NEXT 2013 Katherine Zeserson at Classical:NEXT  Photo: Eric van Nieuwland

We are calling upon you for outstanding artists and classical music projects as well as future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats, because after all, you know best what is needed, who the artists are to watch and which trends look most promising.

Classical:NEXT is a forum from the community for the community - as with the first two editions, the delegates of Classical:NEXT can participate in the programming of the classical music forum for 2014. Until Friday, 13 September professionals worldwide are called upon to suggest outstanding artists and classical music projects as well as future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats.

Submission Deadline 13 September 2013

An independent jury of international experts will guarantee a neutral
and balanced selection of the best proposals. Jury members will be
announced in the following days. Submissions deadline is 13 September
this year, proposals can be submitted in three categories:

Live Showcases

Short live performances in which the selected soloists and ensembles
present their concert repertoire to the delegates in Vienna. A focus
lies on unorthodox approaches that, for instance, play with
multimedia, actively involve the audience or stand out in other ways
from the known classical music programming.

Read more and propose a live showcase!

Video Showcases

9-minute video presentations give more complex projects and big
ensembles the chance to showcase themselves to the international
presenters and producers, as well as giving delegates an overview of
the inspiring variety of classical music projects today in a short
amount of time.

Read more and propose a video showcase!

Interactive Conference Sessions

Proposals for the Classical:NEXT conference may address a broad range
of topics – from live to recorded and digital, from artistic
developments and programming to future financing models and new PR
technologies. Interactive formats, in which all participants can weigh
in their professional knowledge, are especially welcome. The aim is
for the delegates to broaden their network as well as take home
individual ideas and advice. The successful mentoring programme will
also be continued in 2014.

Read more and propose a conference session or apply as a mentor!