I’ll say unequivocally that Classical:NEXT was the most vital music get-together I’ve participated in the last twelve months. I think it has the potential to be the most viable international gathering place for open-minded music-focused people.
Classical:NEXT is much more forward-thinking - it's about new ways to experience classical music, new projects, new artists, new repertoire, all sorts of exciting, innovative ways of looking at classical music.
There’s nothing quite like Classical:NEXT. You won’t find this mix of people and organisations anywhere else. For anyone in the classical music world it’s a must!
I found that the Expo worked particularly well. It gave me a look into different countries, continents as well as organisations and the current work each of them are occupied with. The expo was for me the best place to meet people and learn about their current directions and projects by having in-depth and broad conversations.