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  • 15-18 MAY 2019
  • ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

conference sessions 2015

You can browse the full list of Classical:NEXT 2015 conference sessions announced below. You can click on the titles for session abstracts and speaker information.

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Keynote Speeches | Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 20:15 – 21:00 | De Doelen Concert Hall

Keynote Speeches at the Classical:NEXT 15 Opening Ceremony
Speeches by Yannick Nèzet-Séguin (Canada), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
and Martin Hoffmann (Germany) Berlin Philharmonic Foundation

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Session 1 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

A Digital Course in Music
A Next Step in Music Education?

Chaired by Anja van Keulen (The Netherlands), Concertgebouw Amsterdam
With Simon Reinink (The Netherlands), Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Jorien Castelein (The Netherlands), Blink Publishers

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Session 2 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:15 – 12:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

Popeye versus Robocop
The recent challenges of culture marketers

Chaired by Agnes Kovacs (Hungary), Crane Ltd.

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Session 3 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:30 – 12:15 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

Adventurous Connections with the Middle East and North Africa
An inspiring encounter with the ambitious musicians from a troubled region
Chaired by Merlijn Twaalfhoven (The Netherlands), Kronos Quartet et. al.
With Neil van der Linden (The Netherlands), MENA music specialist
Hannibal Saad (Syria), Global Music 4 Syria et. al.

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Session 4 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:00 – 12:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates
The Classical:NEXT user’s guide

Chaired by Jennifer Dautermann (US/Germany), Classical:NEXT
With Fabienne Krause (Germany), Classical:NEXT
Paul Bräuer (Germany), Piranha Arts

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Session 5 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:15 – 13:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

El Sistema: Threat, Fad or Future of Music?
Exploring the Myths, the Facts, the Ideas – and the Implications
Chaired by Jonathan Govias (Canada/US), University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Session 6 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:30 – 13:30 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

That's No Way to Run a Business!
Challenging the classical music business model
Chaired by Mark Pemberton (UK), Association of British Orchestras
With Claire Mera-Nelson (UK), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

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off C:N | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 13:00 – 14:00 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

The Canadian Digital Content Initiative
A new way forward: Canada’s developing story of digital classical content
Presented by David Pay (Canada), Music on Main
With Tim Brady (Canada), composer & producer

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Session 7 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

Towards 2020
How tomorrow's musician leaders can solve today's audience challenges
Chaired by Marshall Marcus (UK), European Union Youth Orchestra and Sistema Europe
With Suzanne Van Els (The Netherlands), Royal Conservatoire den Haag

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Session 8 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 15:15 – 16:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Brand?
Spread your story and connect with your audience
Chaired by Josep Molina (Spain/US), Molina Visuals
With Ole Bækhøj (Denmark/Germany), Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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Session 9 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

Music to Our Ears?
Creative networking towards gender equality in the music world
Chaired by Jessica Duchen (UK), journalist and author
With Gillian Moore (UK), Southbank Centre
Susanna Eastburn (UK), Sound and Music
Vanessa Reed (UK), PRS for Music Foundation

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Session 10 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 16:00 – 16:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

Strategic Management
The use of the full range of competencies and capacities
Chaired by Dr. Stefan Rosu (Germany), South Netherlands Philharmonic
With Manus Carey (Ireland/UK), Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Edbar Zaman (Canada/Germany), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

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Session 12 | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 16:30 – 17:30 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

The Arts in 2050: Is Classical Next?
An interactive session in which participants forecast a certain future

Chaired by Jeffrey Kimpton (US), President of the Interlochen Center for the Arts
With Michael Thurber (US), Collective Cadenza

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off C:N | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 17:00 – 17:30 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

New immersive sound experience as added value to music
Auro-3D® is a true three dimensional sound system

Presented by David Walstra (The Netherlands), Auro Technologies

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off C:N | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 17:15 – 17:45 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

Sinfini Music: Engaging New Audiences
Through creative content, partnerships and curation
Presented by Tina Poyser (UK), Sinfini Music

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Session 13 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

A Renewed Relevance for Symphony Orchestras
Chaired by Mark Pemberton (UK), Association of British Orchestras
and Rob Streevelaar (The Netherlands), Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,
With Sophie Lewis (UK), Sinfonia Cymru
Andreas Richter (Germany), arts consultant

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Session 14 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:15 – 12:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

How Do We Adapt So That We Meet the Needs of Our Youngest Audience Members?
Exploring music for the under 5s
Chaired by Abigail Pogson (UK), Spitalfields Music
With Andrea Apostoli (Italy), Associaione Italiana Gordon per l'Apprendimento Musicale
and Martina Taubenberge (Germany), KulturKonzepte

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Session 15 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:30 – 12:15 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

Music Export Strategies: Expert Panel Discussion
How can artists and organisations help themselves to export successfully?
With Susanna Eastburn (UK), IAMIC

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Session 16 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:00 – 12:45 I Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

Context and Convergence
Future roles of concert venues, broadcasters, labels and audio-video platforms in streaming

Chaired by Tim Kotowich (UK)
With Elena Park (US), Metropolitan Opera New York
Robert Zimmermann (Germany), Digital Concert Hall, Berlin Philharmonic
and Christian Schaaf (Germany), Klassik.TV

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Session 17 | Study Corner | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:15 – 13:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

Classical Music Audiences
Lessons from the French survey

Presented by Stéphane Dorin (France), University of Limoges, Head of the Limoges' research team at the GRESCO lab

Studying Music Audiences
The research project ‘Development of Music Audiences in Quebec, DMAQ/DPMQ, Canada’

Presented by Caroline Marcoux-Gendron (Canada), University of Montreal

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Session 18 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:30 – 13:30 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

Music for Cellists and Astronauts
Transdisciplinary workshop to get your creative juices flowing and spark unexpected ideas
Chaired by Edgar Barroso (Mexico), Musitivity / Harvard University

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off C:N | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 13:00 – 14:00 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

All you want to know about the French Market
How to increase the invitations of French artists
Chaired by Morgane Krikorian, bureau export

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Session 19 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

Don't Stick to the Plan
How Agile Programme Management unleashes a concert's full potential

Chaired by Steven Walter (Germany), PODIUM Festival Esslingen

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Session 20 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 15:15 – 16:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

The Metadata Challenge
Making it easier to find and discover classical music
Chaired by Paul Bräuer (Germany), Piranha Arts
With Katie Ferguson (US/UK), The Orchard
Lukas Krohn-Grimberghe (Germany/UK), Grammofy
and Philippe Watel (France/Greece), MusiCHI

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Session 21 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

The European Agenda for Music
Putting forward the priorities of the European Music sector
With Ian Smith (UK), European Music Council EMC

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Session 22 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 16:00 – 16:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

Music After Midnight
Dos and don'ts for classical music in alternative venues
Hosted by Etienne Abelin (Switzerland), Apples & Olives Indie Classical Festival Zurich
With Felix Mesenburg (Germany) Universal / Yellow Lounge Berlin,
Gabriel Prokofiev (UK), Nonclassical London
George Kentros (Sweden/US), SEKT Stockholm
and Brendan Walsh (The Netherlands) Classical Music Rave Amsterdam

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Session 23 | Tech Express | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 16:15 – 17:00 | Plate Zaal: Conference Room 2

SABRe
Direct connection between acoustic music and digital world

Presented by Matthias Mueller (Switzerland), SABRe

Introducing MUSAIC
Creating and Sustaining Online Communities for Classical Music Audiences

Presented by Ayden Adler (US), New World Symphony

Sibelius & Hackers in Helsinki
Bridging the gap between classical music and a young programmers with SibHack

Presented by Katariina Nyberg (Finland), Sibelius 150th Anniversary

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Session 24 | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

Cooperation Beyond Competition, Fevis Europe
Strengthening Bonds Among Music Ensembles In Europe To Face Challenges
With Marie Hedin (France), FEVIS

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Network Meeting | Friday, 22 May 2015 | 17:30 – 18:15 | Van Rijckevorsel Zaal: Conference Room 3 

Classical Meets Web
Online Communications Network Meeting
Chaired by Dr. Barbara Volkwein (Germany)
Christoph Müller-Giroud (Germany)
and Michael Dühn (Germany)

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off C:N | Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 10:30 – 12:00 | Van Cappellen Zaal

SibHack: The Presentation
Teams present their results of the Sibelius-themed Hackathon
Presented by Henry Vorselman (The Netherlands), Digital Playground

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Session 25 | Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Van Weelde Zaal: Conference Room 1

The Innovation Chain
Chaired by Henk Heuvelmans (The Netherlands), Gaudeamus Musicweek
and Neil Wallace (UK/The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall
With: Ruth Machenzie (UK/The Netherlands), Holland Festival
Gavin Reid (UK), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
and Yannick Hiwat (The Netherlands), Violinist, Composer, Entrepreneur, Philadelphia Orchestra

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