Up close and personal with creatives from the community.
Overwhelmed by the number of online concerts and digital options available to tune in to? Don't know where to look? Or don't know which one to choose? Jakub Fiebig, founder of the ONSTAGE mobile app, has a solution! Classical:NEXT got the inside scoop on the app that looks to benefit artists, venues, ensembles, educational institutions, festivals and all art music lovers alike.Watch now
Music journalist, opera critic, teacher, founder of Umculo and now – maker of masks. Shirley Apthorp is honing her creative skills and using them for good. When the Coronavirus pandemic brought concert halls and opera houses to a halt, the recipient of the 2019 Classical:NEXT Innovation Award did what she does best: innovate.Watch now
Classical:NEXT touch base with previous recipients of the Innovation Award. Hear from Valeria Valle from Resonancia Femenina in Chile reporting on what the collective has been up to since receiving the Award and more recently during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Vanessa Reed was presented the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award in May 2019 for her work with Keychange, voted for by the international art music community. In light of the Coronavirus, Classical:NEXT has reached out to previous recipients to check in on what they have been up to, as leading innovators. Vanessa Reed gives us an update from New York.Watch now
From her quarantine in Beijing, Shuang Zou offers her thoughts and sends her well wishes to the citizens of the global village. Tying together Handel’s Songs of Nature with Greta Thunberg and teachings from Buddha, along with quotes from Japanese author Haruki Murakami, Shuang tells us to “let music be compassion, if compassion and love is the solution.”Watch now
In our series "A conversation with", Classical:NEXT director Jennifer Dautermann meets with key figures from classical and contemporary music and discusses current topics of the industry. In this episode she talks to Anselm Rose, managing director of the Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin.(Available in german)