• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021


You can browse the list of currently-announced Classical:NEXT 2016 conference sessions below. Click through to see the C:N NET pages for each individual session, including abstracts and photographs.

Session 1 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 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

Session 2 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 10:45 – 11:30 | Conference Room 2

The Future of Opera and Music Theatre
Time to open up the world of opera for new artists

Chaired by Neil Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall
With Guy Coolen (Belgium), Muziektheater Transparant/Operadagen Rotterdam
Beth Morrison (US), Beth Morrison Projects/PROTOTYPE Festival
Sara Joan Fang (Singapore), Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay

Session 3 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 11:30 – 12:15 | Conference Room 1

Beyond Streaming
Creating genre-specific platforms and experiences for the digital age

Chaired by Steven Walter (Germany), PODIUM Esslingen
With Till Janczukowicz (Germany), IDAGIO GmbH
Clemens Trautmann (Germany), Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.

Session 4 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 12:00 – 12:45 | Conference Room 3

Investing in the future of music
Is it time to give composers the chance to shape their own destiny?

Chaired by Vanessa Reed (UK), PRS for Music Foundation
Susanna Eastburn (UK/Belgium), IAMIC
Françoise Clerc (France/UK), Bureau Export/Institut Français/Diaphonique
Yannis Kyriakides (Cyprus/The Netherlands), Composer

off C:N Presentation | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 13:00 – 13:30 | Conference Room 1

Celebrate unforgettable moments in life with specially composed music

Presented by Esther Gottschalk (The Netherlands), Nieuw Geneco (Dutch Composers Association)

off C:N Presentation | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 14:45 – 15:15 | Conference Room 3

Innovative Approaches to Publishing Business Models
How new technologies can expand a business internationally

Presented by Davo van Peursen (The Netherlands), Donemus Publishing

Session 5 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Conference Room 1

"Violin operators" or "evangelists for our art"?
How do we view ourselves as orchestral musicians and how might we evolve?

Chaired by Catherine Arlidge (UK), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
With Claire Mera-Nelson (UK), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Catherine Surace (Colombia), Fundación Nacional Batuta

Session 6 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 15:15 – 16:00 | Conference Room 2

We Are Next!
Letting the NEXT:generation take over in classical music

Moderated by Christiaan Kuyvenhoven (The Netherlands), Certo Productions
With Hugo Ticciati (UK/Sweden), O/MODERNT
Remy van Kesteren (The Netherlands), Musician
Masa Spaan (The Netherlands), Stadsschouwburg en De Vereeniging

Session 7 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 15:30 – 16:15 | Conference Room 3

Design Thinking and Lean to Boost Innovation in the Arts
Learn about these two complementary tools from the same school of thought

With Christina Loewen (Canada), Opera.ca/The Arts Accelerator

Session 8 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 16:00 – 16:45 | Conference Room 1

That Syncing Feeling
A discussion about sync licensing as relevant to the classical business

Chaired by Steve Long (UK), Signum Records
With Natasha Baldwin (UK), Imagem
Laura Bell (Australia/The Netherlands), BMG Music
Oliver Davis (UK), We Write Music Ltd.

Session 9 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 16:15 – 17:15 | Conference Room 2

Classical Music and the Here and Now: Why? How?
Does making your work relevant to current issues ensure its future?

Moderated by David Dixon (UK/The Netherlands), David Dixon Associates Ltd
With Hans-Hermann Rehberg (Germany), Rundfunkchor Berlin/Berlin Radio Choir
Peter Puskás (UK/Austria), No Borders Orchestra/Puskás International
Sven Arne Tepl (Germany/The Netherlands), Residentie Orkest/The Hague Philharmonic

Session 10 | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 16:30 – 17:30 | Conference Room 3

Let the Young Lead
Thoughts from the NEXT generation

Chaired by Kate Wyatt (UK)
With Peter Renshaw (UK), Barbican/Guildhall School of Music & Drama

off C:N Presentation | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 17:00 – 17:30 | Conference Room 1

‘Hollywood in Concert’, ‘Opera reloaded’ and more!
Our multimedia concepts for classical concert settings

Presented by Sandra Tomek (Austria), Tomek Productions GmbH

off C:N Presentation | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 17:30 – 18:00 | Conference Room 1

Vienna Music Angels
The new music preparation service based in Vienna

Presented by Sandra Tomek (Austria), Tomek Productions GmbH

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | 18:30 – 19:30 | Eduard Flipse Zaal


Interviewee: Klaus Heymann (Germany), President, Naxos
Interviewer: James Jolly (UK), Editor-in Chief, Gramophone Magazine

Few figures have had such a radical influence on the shape of the recording industry over so many years as founder of Naxos, Klaus Heymann. From shaking up the pricing of CDs, to developing a world-wide distribution business – and along the way releasing many critical acclaimed recordings from artists as diverse as Leonard Slatkin, St John's College Cambridge and Marin Alsop – his impact on classical music has been visionary and long-lasting. Join us, as Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly interviews Klaus Heymann about his extraordinary career and invites him to share his thoughts on where recording is headed now.

Session 11 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 10:30 – 11:30 | Conference Room 1

Press PLAY: Seeking New Classical Consumers thru Technology
Learning from the YouTube Symphony, Classical Live, Oculus Rift, 360 video

Chaired by Jessica Lustig (US), 21C Media Group, Inc.
With Sarah Willis (UK/Germany), Berlin Philharmonic
James Davis (UK), Google
Luke Ritchie (UK), Philharmonia Orchestra

Session 12 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 10:45 – 11:30 | Conference Room 2

Meaningful music education for youth in remote regions
A musical mixture of technology, collaboration, and long-distance driving!

With Heidi Kuusava (Finland), Caprice Oy/International Minifiddlers
Vicki Young (Canada), Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Session 13 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 11:45 – 12:45 | Conference Room 1

From the New World
Chart the music fever and its social relevance of Australia, China and Korea

Moderated by Rudolph Tang (China), Klassikom
With Genevieve Lacey (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Australian Music Centre LTD
Guan Xia (China), China National Symphony Orchestra
Min Kim (South Korea), Hwaeom Spiritual Music Ritual

Session 14 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 11:45 – 12:30 | Conference Room 2

Intentional or Accidental?
A Case Study in Creating Powerful Organisational Culture

Chaired by Ken MacLeod (Canada), New Brunswick Youth Orchestra/Sistema New Brunswick

Session 15 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 12:00 – 13:00 | Conference Room 3

Are You Retweetable, Instagrammable and Likeable?
The power of social media to get you heard by the right audience.

Chaired by Florence Eves (Ireland/UK), Intermusica
With Martin Lopez (Philippines), President's Committee on Culture, Far Eastern University
Nina Lucas (Serbia/UK/Austria), Hello Stage
Nicolas Schaettel (France), Ozango

off C:N Presentation | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 12:45 – 13:45 | Conference Room 2

The process of building an online auditioning platform for performing arts professionals

Presented by Peter Santa (The Netherlands), Auditionline.com

Session 16 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Conference Room 1

Managing Young Talents
From the Perspective of Conservatories, Concert Halls and Artist Agencies

Chaired by András Csonka (Hungary), Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
With Sonia Simmenauer (France/Germany), Impresariat Simmenauer GmbH
István Várdai (Hungary/Germany), Cellist

Session 17 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 15:15 – 16:00 | Conference Room 2

Streaming – the challenges and opportunities
Making recordings and reaching audiences in the modern era

Chaired by Martin Cullingford (UK), Gramophone
With Anthony Anderson (UK), Select Music and Video Distribution Ltd.
Paul Baxter (UK), Delphian Records
Johan Lagerlöf (Sweden), X5 Music

Session 18 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 16:00 – 16:45 | Conference Room 1

Adventures in Participation
Exploring new models between professional and non-professional performers

Chaired by Brian Irvine (UK), Dumbworld
With Genevieve Lacey (Papua New Guinea/Australia), Australian Music Centre Ltd.
Frédéric Roels (France), Opera de Rouen Normandie

NEXT:Tech – Session 19 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 16:15 – 17:15 | Conference Room 2

The Case of Wolfgang
Why a new smartphone app for live classical music means disruptive innovation

With Johan Idema (The Netherlands)

The Decibel ScorePlayer
A digital approach to Graphic Notation

With Cat Hope (Australia), Edith Cowan University

neoScores – digital sheet music as it should be
Why classical music needs to go digital or go home

With Bart van der Roost (Belgium), neoScores

Your Work. Your Reward
How Dart Music enables Classical Artists to keep 100% of net royalties.

With Andy Doe (US), Dart Music

Session 20 | Friday, 27 May 2016 | 17:00 – 17:45 | Conference Room 1

Immersive environments, live and online, for Millennials
Meeting the needs of the next generation of cultural consumers.

Chaired by John Kieser (Canada/US), New World Symphony
With Chaz Jenkins (UK), FUMUBI
Joanna C. Lee (Hong Kong/US), Museworks Ltd.

Friday, 27 May 2016 | 18:00 – 19:00 | Eduard Flipse Zaal


A Q&A with Alan Davey (UK), Controller, BBC Radio 3 and Graham Parker (US), General Manager, WQXR Radio.

Alan Davey and Graham Parker lead two of the oldest, most prestigious classical music stations in the world. With distinct mandates and funding models for the arts in the United Kingdom and the United States, each station devises its own strategies for staying relevant in the 21st century and meeting listeners on their own terms. This public conversation followed by a Q&A will explore topics central to arts media organizations: collaborating with performing artists and venues; local, national and international strategies for brand extension; and leading the charge as a radio station in the digital age with a robust multiplatform content strategy.

Session 21 | Saturday, 28 May 2016 | 10:30 – 11:30 | Conference Room 1

Curate-It-Yourself: New Hands-On Ideas for Crossing Niches
New experiences: curatorial project vs. scenic space vs. audience engagement

Chaired by Thiago Cury (Brazil), ÁguaForte – Strange Music Festival
With Jorge Volpi (Mexico), Festival Cervantino Mexico
Maurico Pena (Colombia), Luis Ángel Arango Library's Recital Hall