Photo: Eric van Nieuwland


Conference Schedule

Schedule of the conference sessions including speaker bios and session abstracts

A more detailed schedule including nighttime hours will follow soon


Keynote 2014

th_hoebermann01-web_200Thomas Hampson Photo: Kristin Hoebermann

We proudly announce that the celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson will hold the keynote speech at the opening of Classical:NEXT 2014 in Vienna, 14 May 2014. As the American star baritone puts it himself:

“I am very honored and excited to offer the Keynote address at the Classical:NEXT conference in Vienna. This is a foresightful initiative that brings people together from all over the world to explore new horizons of appreciation and understanding of the classical music idiom. As an Artist and passionate advocate for the Arts, I look forward to embracing those challenges together.

More information about our keynote speaker Thomas Hampson.

Schedule of the conference sessions including speaker bios and session abstracts


Conference Sessions

The core of our conference are the interactive conference sessions selected by our international jury. Network meetings, presentations and our mentoring complete the conference programme.

Network Meetings

Classical:NEXT provides professional, international networks with a platform for their meetings and the chance to get together, connect with other delegates to broaden the network and develop ideas.



Book 15-minute consultations or roundtable consultations, both free of charge, with our special mentors from various fields and occupations

The mentoring sessions were extremely well attended last year. Check the Classical:NEXT newsletter to be informed at once, when this years mentoring sessions are available for booking - first come first served.


All formats will be presented in English.

The conference sessions are selected from a multitude of proposals by an independent jury.

For further information and to share your views please do not hesitate to contact



Best Practice

Listen to a conference session of 2012 - Christopher Gruits (Carnegie Hall) and Anna Kleeblatt (Bavarian State Opera) talk about digital content and promotion: