First Conference Sessions Announced For 2018 Edition
Smart Rate Deadline

Louise Durette, Alto Solutions Artistiques
After revealing the first of the programme for the seventh edition of Classical:NEXT, including a French opening concert and confirmed participation of key networks Naxos Music Group and the European Festivals Association (EFA); alongside the first confirmed performers – US-based vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, we are pleased to announce the first of our interactive conference sessions. Continue reading for more details.

The deadline to register for the Smart Rate is midnight (CET) Friday, 19 January,after which prices will rise to the Guide Rate.

Showcase artists, video presentations and more conferences sessions still to come.All the best,
Your Classical:NEXT team

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Caecilia Thunnissen of,Oorkaan and Oscar Swedrup of Amphio

Through a series of interactive workshops, the first sessions of the conference programme address themes of business and artistic integrity (and how the two can work cohesively together), strategies in understanding your audience and the importance of visual communication and digital content.

Inviting participants to share reflections and future expectations ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’ chaired by Leonardo Martinelli (São Paulo State University and Theatro Municipal de São Paulo), tackles questions such as, ‘ what entrepreneurial skills should a musician have?’ and ‘how to balance business achievement with artistic commitment and innovation’.

During ‘Culture and Business: How to Speak the Same Language?’ chaired by Jakub Fiebig (Julian Cochran Foundation), delegates are introduced to best practise examples and analysis strategies in establishing longstanding business collaborations.

Judit Plana, (Molina Visuals) leads a a 45-minute practical workshop in ‘Do You Want Me?’ – offering participants methods in understanding your audience and discovering if your artistic project really is what your audience is craving for.

Working together as a group in a mini-design sprint session lead by Oscar Swedrup (Amphio), ‘Video for a Mobile World’ discusses the importance of mobile-friendly content and provides insight into creating video formats aimed at engaging audiences across all digital channels.

Find out more about the first confirmed conference programme with more sessions to be announced.

Classical:NEXT Conference

The speakers confirmed today in alphabetical order:

  • Hannah Chan-Hartley (Canada), managing editor & musicologist,
    Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Louise Durette (France), director, Alto
  • Jakub Fiebig (Poland), managing director, Julian Cochran Foundation
  • Adam Lejman (Poland), ceo, Altkom Software & Consulting
  • Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil), composer and professor, São Paulo State University and Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
  • Josep Molina (Spain), founder & ceo, Molina Visuals
  • Judit Plana (Spain/Germany), project igniter, Molina Visuals
  • Dr. Stefan Rosu (Germany/The Netherlands), artistic director & ceo
    South Netherlands Philharmonic
  • Oscar Swedrup (Sweden/UK), marketing & partnerships manager,
  • Caecilia Thunnissen (The Netherlands), artistic director, Oorkaan

Smart Rate Deadline

More additions to the programme to be announced in the coming weeks. The online registration system is open now. To enjoy the best-priced Smart Rate, delegates must register and book stands by Friday, 19 January 2018.