Proposals for 2018

Showcase artists New Piano Trio at Classical:NEXT 2016, by Eric van NieuwlandShowcase artists Park Jiha at Classical:NEXT 2017, by Eric van Nieuwland

Programme Proposals 2018

The Call for Proposals for the Classical:NEXT 2018 programme is NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone that made a proposal!

Classical:NEXT again conducted its annual hunt for the best and brightest in art music. To offer an exceptional programme, Classical:NEXT assembles a handpicked selection of artists, speakers and projects each year. Every year we are calling for outstanding “NEXT” artists, projects, future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats from every corner of the classical music world.

Classical:NEXT is “by the community, for the community”: the programme is created by classical music professionals. All movers, shakers and everyday innovators from all sectors of the scene are invited to submit their proposals for the showcases and the conference of each edition.

All proposals will be considered by an independent jury of international experts – guaranteeing a neutral and balanced selection for Classical:NEXT 2018.


Proposal Categories…

  • Showcase:
    The ideal format for soloists and small ensembles to present their new repertoire, new approaches and/or new concert formats. Come perform in front of the Classical:NEXT delegates representing all areas of the industry including music presenters, media and venues. For 2018, showcase artists are sought for evening performances in various settings in de Doelen and for the closing event.

  • Club Showcase:
    Come perform in a club style surrounding in order to break the Classical norms. After the sun goes down on Thursday, 17 May and Friday, 18 May, musical adventures start up in intimate, casual surroundings. International soloists, small ensembles and DJs are sought, experts of excellence in crafting club-compatible soundscapes of the classically-inclined.

  • Conference:
    Take your topics, projects and passions and design an interactive session to transfer hands-on know-how to or find new solutions with the Classical:NEXT delegates.

  • Project Pitch:
    Project Pitches are quick-fire, 9-minute presentations including video and Q&A. This format is ideal as a cost and time-effective way to inform the international music community about your artistic project, a large ensemble or staged production using your most attractive video material and your powers of persuasion.

What else can i do?

There are many more ways to participate. Become a delegate or book an expo stand. See our registration page for more information, including prices, deadlines and how to register.

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