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Conference Programme 2018

The Call for Proposals for the Classical:NEXT 2018 programme is NOW CLOSED!

Stay tuned for the first of our programme announcements. All proposals will be considered by an independent jury of international experts – guaranteeing a neutral and balanced selection for Classical:NEXT 2018.

What is a Classical:NEXT Conference

The Classical:NEXT Conference is split into four main categories:

  • Conference Sessions:
    The core of our conference are the interactive conference sessions selected by our international jury.

  • Project Pitches:
    Project Pitches are short, jury-selected video presentations that allow insight into some of the most intriguing and NEXT developments in the art music sphere. The pitches are each held by the artist or a project representative live on site. The Project Pitch programme has been expanded for Classical:NEXT 2017, with the presentation of 14 projects.

  • 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.

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


All formats will be presented in English.

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

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