Worldwide Indie Classical Network

Aurally, Indie Classical is sometimes coined as classical blended and intermingled with rock, electronica, jazz and even global music.


But it is more than a sound or a genre - it's a mindset, an independent approach to music making and presenting.

The network brings together all players involved in this new form of music making. While some of the different members do what they do for more than a decade, it was only at the the 2015 and 2016 editions of Classical:NEXT that this network was formed. The network was kickstarted by a small number over highly engaged people, by Classical:NEXT as well as by the Creative Europe supported project "C3⊂IC".


The Indie Classical network has no hierarchies and is based on exchange on eye-level. However the following persons deserve credit as network coordinators and initiators:

Brendan Walsh (Belgium/The Netherlands), Classical Music Rave
Gabriel Prokofiev (UK), Nonclassical
Etienne Abelin (Switzerland), ClassYcal
Jennifer Dautermann (Germany), Classical:NEXT
and Thiago Cury (Brazil), ÁguaForte

Events around this Network



Avarus is a boutique creative agency based in Estonia

Classical Music Rave

Classical Music Rave is an indie-classical collective of out-of-the-ordinary artists and a production house for music events in unusual spaces.

Cluster vzw

Belgian-based management for new music in a far-reaching mix of styles (classical, worldmusic, jazz & folk)

Del Sol String Quartet

California-based string quartet recognized as a vigorous champion of living composers and for its unexpected collaborations

Duo Telluur

Estonian chamber music ensemble of classical guitar and English horn.


Ergodos is a record label and production company based in Dublin, Ireland.

Festival Música Estranha / Águaforte

Brazilian, latin American and international exploratory and art music, cross and pos genres, focusing in diversity.

Music Estonia MTÜ

Music Estonia is a music industry development centre and an export office, based in Tallinn Estonia.


classYcal explores new ways in classical music and started its pilot season 12/13 with a classical in club format, the Ynight, in Zurich.

Musikcentrum Sweden

The connector to the independent music of Sweden and co-founder of Keychange

New Amsterdam Records

New Amsterdam Records is a New York label that supports the projects and careers of ground-breaking post-genre musicians, composers, and ensembles.

New World Symphony

The mission of the New World Symphony is to prepare graduates of music programs for leadership roles in orchestras, ensembles and communities.


new classical music // rewired

Piranha Arts

Piranha Arts is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987, which consults and organises cultural events incl. WOMEX and Classical:NEXT

the pearls before swine experience

Different projects from the Swedish experimental music scene.

Vainio, Kalle

Kalle Vainio compose one of a kind music for different projects. Anything between soloist to symphony orchestra. Films to avant-garde.

Zephyr Quartet

'...arguably Australia's most lateral thinking and inventive ensemble...' (Music Australia), Zephyr Quartet is a bold and innovative string quartet.

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