• NEXT EDITION
  • 17 - 20 MAY 2022
  • HANNOVER, GERMANY

Classical:NEXT 2022 Speakers

Get to know the many conference chairs, speakers, coordinators and mentors from around the world taking part in the Classical:NEXT 22 Conference Programme.

Click on the contact button to access their c:N net delegate profiles and get in touch with them directly. Only delegates with an active registration will be able to see their contact details.

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Sarah Alexander OBE
(UK)

chief executive & creative director, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
 
conference speaker

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Naomi Belshaw
(Guyana/UK)

composer, artist consultant & manager, Naomi Belshaw Consultancy
 
coordinator

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Aubrey Bergauer
(USA)

ceo, Changing the Narrative
 
 
conference chair

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Meurig Bowen
(UK)

ceo & artistic director, Britten Sinfonia
 
 
conference chair

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David Bowles
(USA)

owner, Swineshead Productions
 
 
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Audrey Brisack
(Belgium)

communication & network manager, European Festivals Association
 
coordinator

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Lea Brückner
(Czech Republic/Germany)

violinist
 
 
conference speaker

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Hannah Bujic
(UK)

co-head of artist development, Sound and Music
 
 
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Shane Burmania
(Ireland/The Netherlands)

music programmer, Muziekgebouw/Korzo/Wonderfeel
 
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Abra Bush
(USA)

senior associate dean of institute studies, The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University
conference chair & coordinator

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Theresa Charif
(Germany)

eventmanager, Women* in Music Hannover
 
 
coordinator

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Claudine Cinq-Mars
(Canada)

music touring coordinator, Conseil québécois de la musique
 
coordinator

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Geoffrey John Davies
  (Australia/USA)

founder, ceo & editor-in-chief, The Violin Channel
 
 
conference speaker

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André Dudemaine
(Canada)

director of cultural activities, Terres en vues
 
 
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Joosten Ellée
(Germany)

artistic director, PODIUM Esslingen
 
 
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Natalia Franklin Pierce
(UK)

executive director, Nonclassical
 
 
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Gene Gaudette
(USA)

producer, Urlicht AudioVisual
 
 
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Stefan Gies
(Germany/Belgium)

chief executive, Association Européenne des Conservatoire, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC)
conference chair & coordinator

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Dan Goren
(Israel/UK)

director, Composers Edition
 
 
mentor

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Sonja Greiner
(Germany)

secretary general, European Choral Association
 
 
coordinator

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Julia Haferkorn
(Germany/UK)

senior lecturer, Middlesex University
 
 
conference speaker

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Ulrich Haider
(Germany)

associate principal horn, Munich Philharmonic, Orchester des Wandels Deutschland
 
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Kristjan Hallik
(Estonia)

general manager & member of the board, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
 
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Sine Tofte Hannibal
(Denmark)

general manager, Danish Composers Society
 
 
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Sean Hickey
(USA)

managing director, Pentatone Music
 
 
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Ben Hogwood
(UK)

group manager, ppi & neighbouring rights, Naxos Music Group
 
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Ruth Jakobi
(Germany)

secretary general, European Music Council
 
 
conference chair

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Jørgen Karlstrøm
(Norway)

executive chairman, Norwegian Society of Composers
 
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Deborah Keyser
(UK)

director, Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales
 
 
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Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
(Poland)

director & chamber music assistant professor, Ars Sine Qua Non Management/EURO Chamber Music Festival/Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk
mentor

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Elena Kountidou
(Greece/Germany)

head of communications & digital mediation, Konzerthaus Berlin
 
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Fabienne Krause
(Germany)

Classical:NEXT general manager, Piranha Arts
 
 
conference chair

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Lena Krause
(Germany)

general manager, FREO - Freie Ensembles und Orchester in Deutschland
 
coordinator

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Anne La Berge
(USA/The Netherlands)

artist & educator, Nieuw Geneco
 
 
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Aurelie Leduc
(France)

producer, Atlas V
 
 
coordinator

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Joanna Lee
(Hong Kong/USA)

founder, Museworks Hong Kong
 
 
mentor

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Michael Linville
(USA)

dean of chamber music & fellow development, New World Symphony
 
coordinator

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Caroline Louis
(Canada)

director of education, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
 
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Ben Lunn
(UK)

composer & director, Disabled Artist Network
 
 
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Liubov Morozova
(Ukraine)

artistic director, Kyiv Symphony Orchestra
 
 
welcome keynote

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Alice Moser
(Germany)

coordinator UNESCO City of Music Hannover, City of Hannover, Cultural Office
 
coordinator

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Anna Murray
(Ireland)

administrator, IAMIC - International Association of Music Information Centres
 
coordinator

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Supriya Nagarajan
(India/UK)

vocalist & composer, Manasamitra
 
 
conference speaker

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Mathis Nitschke
(Germany)

composer, experience designer & theatre maker, Sofilab
 
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Martel Ollerenshaw
(Australia/UK)

creative producer, Arts & Parts
 
 
mentor

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Mark Pemberton
(UK)

chief executive, Association of British Orchestras
 
coordinator

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Libby Percival
(UK)

director, Percius Management
 
 
mentor

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Marianne Perron
(Canada)

senior director of music programming & artistic development,
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
conference chair

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Louis Presset
(France)

executive director, FEVIS - Federation of Independent Ensembles
 
coordinator

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Matthias Röder
(Germany/Austria)

managing director, Karajan Institute
 
 
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Juan Andrés Rojas Castillo
(Colombia)

executive director Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, Fundación Bolívar Davivienda
 
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Nina Ruckhaber
(Germany)

music management
 
 
coordinator

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Randy Salas
(USA)

senior digital producer for classical music, American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio
 
mentor

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Barbara Scales
(USA/Canada)

artist manager and project development, Latitude45 Arts Promotion
 
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Claudia Schwarz
(Germany)

co-founder, MusicTech Germany, MusicTech Europe, Innovation Bridge Europe
 
mentor

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Martin Sher
(USA)

senior vice president of artistic planning and programmes, New World Symphony
 
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Prince Farron Shodipe
(UK)

young leader, The Multi-Story Orchestra
 
 
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Cassiea Sim
(Canada)

graduate student, McGill University
 
 
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Marc Sinan
(Germany)

musician
 
 
opening keynote

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Antony Smith
(UK)

business director, Nimbus Records
 
 
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Ken Smith
(USA/Hong Kong/Spain)

director, Museworks
 
 
mentor

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Lorina Strange
(Germany)

managing director, STEGREIF The Improvising Symphony Orchestra
 
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Lennart Sundja
(Estonia)

head of cultural unit and UNESCO City of Music focal point, Tallinn UNESCO City of Music/Tallinn Culture and Sports Department
coordinator

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Photo by Michael Slobodian

Kiya Tabassian
(Iran/Canada)

artistic director, Constantinople/Centre des musiciens du monde
 
mentor

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Stanford Thompson
(USA)

founder & executive director, Play On Philly
 
 
conference chair

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Ave Tölpt
(Estonia)

director, Music Estonia
 
 
coordinator

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Matthew Trusler
(UK)

director, Orchid Classics
 
 
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Helena Tsiflidis
(Greece/Germany)

Classical:NEXT press & partnerships, Piranha Arts
 
conference speaker

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Photo by Micke Lundström

Camilla Wagner
(Sweden)

ceo, Klara K
 
 
coordinator

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Photo by Stefan Zhang

Weida Wang
(China/UK)

music industry researcher & dramaturg, University of Liverpool
 
conference chair

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Brendan Jan Walsh
(UK/The Netherlands)

artistic director, Global Leaders Program
 
 
Innovation Award Ceremony moderator

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John Warner
(UK)

founder & artistic director, Orchestra for the Earth
 
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Photo by Julie Howden

Matthew Whiteside
(UK)

artistic director & composer, The Night With...
 
 
mentor

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Kate Whitley
(UK)

ceo & artistic director, The Multi-Story Orchestra
 
 
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Jovanka v. Wilsdorf
(Germany)

composer & board member, Music Women* Germany
 
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Roger Wilson
(UK)

director of operations, Black Lives in Music
 
 
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Karsten Witt
(Germany)

md, Karsten Witt Musik Management
 
 
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Benjamin Woodroffe
(Australia/Switzerland)

president, Global Foundation for the Performing Arts
 
 
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