Conference Sessions 2017

You can browse the list of currently-announced Classical:NEXT 2017 conference sessions below.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 10:30 – 11:15 | Conference Room 1

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

Chaired by Jennifer Dautermann (US/Germany), Piranha Arts AG
with Fabienne Krause (Germany), Piranha Arts AG
Paul Bräuer (Germany), Piranha Arts AG

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 10:45 – 11:30 | Conference Room 2

off C:N Presentation: The New Popularity of Performing Composers
The challenges of modern composition

Presented by Matthias Koch (Germany), Referat K

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:00 – 11:45 | Conference Room 3

The Death of Music Journalism
Professional Commentary on Music is Dying Out. Do We Care?

Chaired by Shirley Apthorp (South Africa/Germany), journalist

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:30 – 12:30 | Conference Room 1

off C:N Presentation: Increasing Value in the Digital Space
Creating a fair and sustainable business case for the classical recording industry

Presented by Dirk Jan Vink (The Netherlands), primephonic
With Veronica Neo (Singapore/The Netherlands), primephonic

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 11:45 – 12:30 | Conference Room 2

Connecting People – Choral Music and More
Translating Great Choral Projects to a Wider Field of Classical Music

Chaired by Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), de Doelen Concert Hall
With Karmina Šilec (Slovenia), conductor, Carmina Slovenica
Laurent Slaars (France), singer & musicologist

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 12:00 – 12:45 | Conference Room 3

Neo Classical
Bright new hope or load of kitchy crap?

Chaired by Mischa Kreiskott (Germany), NDR Kultur
with Ralf Diemert (Germany), Selective Artists
Justus Wille (Germany), Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette GmbH
Christian Kellersmann (Germany), Edel: Kultur

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 12:15 – 13:00 | Interactive Space

Diversity in Classical Music
Time for Action

Chaired by Shirley Thompson (UK), British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 14:45 – 15:30 | Interactive Space

Creating the Plug & Play: The New Collectives
Artist-driven initiatives: innovation goes collectief

With Phoebe Green (Australia), violist, curator, researcher
David Dramm (USA/The Netherlands), Dutch Composers Association
Judd Greenstein (US), New Amsterdam Records

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Conference Room 1

Marketing Multipliers
Exploring channels for alternative engagement through audience and PR

Chaired by Andrew Goldstein (USA), Molina Visuals
With Kathleen Alder (Germany), WildKat PR
James Fleury (UK), Nouvague
Jennifer Greer Holmes (Australia), Zephyr Quartet

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:15 – 16:00 | Conference Room 2

Car Parks or Concert Halls?
Where to Invest to Reach Our Future Audiences

Chaired by John McIlduff (UK/France), Dumbworld
With Natalia Klingbajl (Poland), NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic National Forum of Music

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Conference Room 3

Streaming: Do or Die?
Streaming Came of Age in 2016, Are Classical Labels Responding? Who Will?

Chaired by Chaz Jenkins (UK), FUMUBI
With Florian Drücke (Germany), Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 16:15 – 17:00 | Conference Room 2

The Devil is in the Details
How agents, publicists, and promoters can still help artists

Chaired by Frank J. Oteri (USA), New Music USA
With Sune Hjerrild (Denmark), Truelinked Classical Music
Stephen Lumsden (UK), Intermusica
Kaylie Melville (Australia), percussionist

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Conference Room 3

Selam Opera!
Transform public cultural institutions into places of intercultural openness

Chaired by Oliver Brandt (Germany), Komische Oper Berlin

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 17:00 – 17:45 | Conference Room 1

Not Your President?
'Real' music theatre versus 'fake' news

Moderated by Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall
with Guy Coolen (Belgium), Muziektheater Transparant/Operadagen Rotterdam
Laura Berman (USA/Switzerland), Theater Basel
Krystian Lada (Poland/Belgium), The Airport Society

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 10:30 – 11:15 | Conference Room 1

Building the Exponential Orchestra
A Debate on Empowering Musicians

Chaired by John Kieser (Canada/United States), New World Symphony
With David Bahanovich (USA/United Kingdom), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Zach Manzi (USA), New World Symphony
Sophie Lewis (UK) Sinfonia Cymru

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 10:45 – 11:30 | Conference Room 2

The Slow Music Movement
How the Slow Food Grassroots Movement May Light the Path for Music

Chaired by Andrew Balio (USA), Future Symphony Institute
With Spike Gjerde (USA), Woodberry Kitchen

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 11:30 – 12:30 | Conference Room 1

No Sound Barriers
A bold plan for making a relevant contribution to your field

Chaired by Afa Dworkin (Russia/USA), Sphinx Organization
With Chi-chi Nwanoku (UK), Chineke!

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 11:45 – 12:30 | Conference Room 2

Future Makers
International Talent Development: Musical Leaders for a World in Flux

Chaired by Genevieve Lacey (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Australian Music Centre
With Amy Rhodes (USA), Carnegie Hall
Martel Ollerenshaw (Australia/UK), Serious Ltd

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 14:15 – 15:15 | Conference Room 3

off C:N Presentation: When Orchestras Meet Technology
How Newzik can optimise orchestras' productivity with digital

Presented by Aurelia Azoulay (France/Israel), Newzik

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 14:30 – 15:30 | Interactive Space

off C:N Presentation: Find Your Piece in the Digital World
How we can transform an industry dogged by preconceptions together

Presented by Sharri Morris (UK/The Netherlands), primephonic
With Simon M. Eder (Austria/The Netherlands), primephonic

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Conference Room 1

The Developing Role of Music Publishers Today
Chaired by Matthew Swann (UK), City of London Sinfonia
With Aleksandra Markovic (The Netherlands), Donemus Publishing Serbia
Silke Hilger (Germany), G. Ricordi Bühnen- und Musikverlag
Emma Kerr (UK), Boosey & Hawkes

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NEXT:Tech | Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:15 – 16:15 | Conference Room 2

Empowering the Classical Music Business with Technology
Four examples of technology solving actual business cases successfully

Chaired by Katariina Nyberg (Belgium/Finland), ExClaM! Digital
With Gill Davies (UK), GDP Ltd
Janine Hanrahan (Australia), Australian Discovery Orchestra
Inkeri Borgman (Finland), Gigle Oy
Bas Grasmeyer (Germany),IDAGIO GmbH

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 15:45 – 16:30 | Interactive Space

The 21st Century Orchestra – Redefined and Relevant
Creative Connections with New Audiences and Communities

Chaired by Christopher Deacon (Canada), Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra
With Suzanne Hay (UK), BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:00 – 16:45 | Conference Room 1

From Trump to Brexit
Classical Music in a Post-Truth World

Chaired by Cathy Graham (UK), British Council
With Mark Pemberton (UK), Association of British Orchestras
Diane Ragsdale (US/UK/The Netherlands), independent researcher, consultant, and teacher
Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:30 – 17:15 | Conference Room 2

New Music, New Media and the Musician Entrepreneur
Challenges and opportunities for content creators throughout the supply chain

Chaired by Sean Hickey (USA), Naxos of America, Inc.
With Vanessa Reed (UK), PRS for Music Foundation

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Friday, 19 May 2017 | 16:45 – 17:30 | Interactive Space

Epic Fail
Learning from mistakes in music and marketing

Chaired by Andy Doe (UK), Proper Discord Ltd
With Jo Johnson (UK), London Symphony Orchestra

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 | 10:15 – 11:00 | Conference Room 1

The World as a Stage, the Musician as a Social Actor
Limits and Actions of Musicians and its Institutions as Part of Social Change

Chaired by Anahi Ravagnani (Brazil), Brazilian Symphony Foundation
With Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil), São Paulo Opera House