Conference Sessions 2018

Browse through the list below to find the first of the conference sessions of Classical:NEXT 2018. More conference programme announcements and session details will follow soon.

Take a look at our Jury page to find out more about the jury that curated the 2018 Conference Sessions.

Find out who is attending Classical:NEXT by browsing through our 'Who is coming' list and register early yourself for a discount.


"Classical NEXT 2018 in De Doelen Rotterdam is the right place to be if you want to make a next step into the world of classical music. Oorkaan is very proud to contribute to this important event with a conference session on classical music for young audiences, aiming to inspire the classical music practice in a broad sense."

Caecilia Thunissen, Orkaan

Conference sessions A-Z

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
The classical music dilemma: artistic commitment or business achievement?

Chaired by Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil), composer and professor, São Paulo State
University and Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
With Louise Durette (France), director, Alto

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Biased?
A practical approach to increasing diversity in classical music

Chaired by Rob Adediran (UK), executive director, London Music Masters

More speakers to be announced.

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Classical Music for Young Audiences
A chance to reinvent the classical concert format?

Chaired by Caecilia Thunnissen (The Netherlands), artistic director, Oorkaan

With Maria Hansen (Germany, The Netherlands), executive director, Elia
and Pascal Sticklies (Luxemburg), senior manager, Philharmonie Luxembourg

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Crossing the Pond
Navigating Differences in European/American Contemporary Music Presentation

Chaired by Judd Greenstein (US), co-artistic director, New Amsterdam Records

With André de Ridder (Germany), conductor, artistic director, Musica Nova Helsinki;
co-founder, stargaze, Musica Nova

More speakers to be announced.

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Culture and Business: How to Speak the Same Language?
Collaboration with business for sustainable future of classical music

Chaired by Jakub Fiebig (Poland), managing director, Julian Cochran Foundation
With Adam Lejman (Poland), ceo, Altkom Software & Consulting

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Do You Want Me?
An interactive workshop

With Judit Plana (Spain/Germany), project igniter, Molina Visuals
and Josep Molina (Spain), founder & ceo, Molina Visuals

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Epic Fail I: Bullshit
(and how to avoid it)

Chaired by Chaired by Andy Doe (UK), founder, Proper Discord Ltd

More speakers to be announced.

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Epic Fail II: Assholes
(and how to avoid them)

Chaired by Chaired by Andy Doe (UK), founder, Proper Discord Ltd

More speakers to be announced.

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Play!
Working with Heterogeneous Groups: A Theatrical Work/Play Session

Chaired by Lisa Lucassen (Germany), performance artist, She She Pop

More speakers to be announced.

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Print is Dead! Long Live Print!
Unlocking the potential of the concert programme book

Chaired by Dr. Hannah Chan-Hartley (Canada), managing editor & musicologist,
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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The Good (old) Days
The current state of the recording industry. It's really not that bad!

Chaired by Steve Long (UK), managing director, Signum Records

More speakers to be announced.

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The Researching Orchestra
Innovative collaborations between orchestras and knowledge institutions

Chaired by Dr. Stefan Rosu (Germany/The Netherlands), artistic director & ceo,
South Netherlands Philharmonic

More speakers to be announced.

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Video for a Mobile World
How can we create video that engage new audiences with classical music?

Chaired by Oscar Swedrup (Sweden/UK), marketing & partnerships manager, Amphio

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"ClassicalNEXT is the place to discover an innovative, disruptive and adventurous side of classical music. London Music Masters is delighted to be contributing to the conversation 2018."

Rob Adediran, London Music Masters