• 17 - 20 MAY 2022

Showcase Festival

Classical:NEXT presents artists and ensembles from around the world that push the boundaries and extend the horizons of art music.

The Showcase Festival features a live concert series of artists and productions across different formats, providing a unique opportunity to experience a number of performances in a short amount of time.

The Festival is comprised of Daytime and Evening Showcases, Club Showcases and DJs with performances at the Opening Night and Innovation Award ceremony.

Most of the Showcases from 2020 have been postponed and shifted to 2021 and we look forward to welcoming them at de Doelen in Rotterdam this year in September along with some new acts.

Please note, all programme elements are subject to change due to COVID guidelines and regulations.

What is a Showcase?  

Important Information:

Due to the COVID19 regulations in the Netherlands, we are forced to cancel Classical:NEXT 2021!

The Classical:NEXT Showcases are selected by an international jury of experts to present a wide range of high-quality artists and productions in every category from early to contemporary, traditional to experimental. Soloists and small ensembles as well as large ensembles, opera productions or musical theatre projects can be presented through a showcase concert.

See all Daytime and Evening Showcases 2021 curated by this year's Classical:NEXT Jury.

These four late-night showcases offer the chance to see outstanding NEXT artists perform in Rotterdam clubs in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, together with resident Classical:NEXT DJs. They will take place in WORM on Thursday and Friday night.

See our 2021 Club Showcases and DJs!

The Opening Artists perform at the Opening Ceremony of Classical:NEXT, kicking off with a gala that showcases the NEXT music of a specific country.

See all artists performing at the Opening.