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

Showcase Proposals 2018

The Call for Proposals for the Classical:NEXT 2018 programme is NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone that made a proposal!

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 showcase?

Across two formats, Classical:NEXT presents artists and ensembles from around the world that push the boundaries and extend the horizons of art music. You can see details of the Classical:NEXT 2017 showcases and their artists at the 2017 Showcase Overview page.

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

"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

  • Present your artist or production:
    If you are an artistor 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.

    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 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.

Have a look at the showcase programmes for 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

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