Cello8ctet Amsterdan/Oorkaan performing at Classical:NEXT 2015, by Eric van NieuwlandCello8ctet Amsterdan/Oorkaan performing at Classical:NEXT 2015, by Eric van Nieuwland

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

Across two formats, Classical:NEXT presents artists and ensembles from around the world that push the boundaries and extend the horizons of art music. To see the Showcase and Re-Staged Showcase line-ups from Classical:NEXT 2016, see our archived Showcase Overview.


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what is a showcase?

The ideal format for soloists and small ensembles, showcases offer 30 minute slots for each selected performance.

Have a look at the showcase programmes for 20152014 and 2013.

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"The great thing about having a showcase at Classical:NEXT is that I could arrange everything for my performance exactly as I wanted to have it, from the programme to the question of which clothes to wear

Pianist and 2014 showcase artist Hiroaki Takenouchi (Japan)

"Immediately after my presentation, several representatives approached me and throughout the day some even suggested concrete deals for international appearances of our contemporary music ensemble. It is amazing how much business one man alone can do thanks to this video showcase format."

John Harris, Chief Executive and Artistic Co-Director of Red Note Ensemble, Scotland


If you are an artist or agent present your work to the international professional community. Soloists and small ensembles as well as large ensembles, opera productions or musical theatre projects can be presented through a showcase concert or screening at Classical:NEXT 2016.

There are more ways to participate, check out whether one of them is for you.


Classical showcase concerts for a professional audience

If you are a music multiplier, join us at Classical:NEXT 2016 to experience many international performances in a minimum amount of time. The Classical:NEXT Showcases are selected by an international jury of experts to present a wide range of high-quality artists and productions in every category from early to contemporary, traditional to experimental.


Live Showcase-only Tickets

Travelling with non-delegate friends or family? Bring them along! Publicly-available non-delegate tickets for the showcase programme can be purchased from our local partners De Doelen. Separate tickets are available for both days of the showcase programme, allowing a fully tailored experience. Tickets can be bought online, over the phone or, subject to capacity, at the venue before the event.


There are more ways to participate, check out whether one of them is for you.