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The Classical:NEXT 2017 call for proposals is now Closed! Thank you to everybody who has proposed, we will be in touch shortly. Registration for Classical:NEXT 2017 will open in November 2016

The Classical:NEXT Conference is split into four main categories: Conference Sessions, Network Meetings, Mentoring and Project Pitches. To see the Conference programme from Classical:NEXT 2016, see our archived Conference, Project Pitch and Mentoring overviews.


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.

Click here for a list of Conference sessions that took place at Classical:NEXT 2016


Project Pitches

For the second year, the Classical:NEXT programme included Project Pitches: ten short, jury-selected video presentations that allow insight into some of the most intriguing and NEXT developments in the art music sphere. The pitches were each held by the artist or a project representative live on site.

Click here for a full list of Project Pitches that were presented at Classical:NEXT 2016.


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. For more information, see the Mentoring page.

The mentoring sessions were extremely well attended last year. Check the Classical:NEXT newsletter to be informed when next 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