26 November 2019
Classical:NEXT, de Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 18 – 21 May 2020

Registration for Classical:NEXT 2020 is now open

The ninth edition of Classical:NEXT returns once again to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, but with new dates and new hours that span new days of the week. Classical:NEXT will take place from Monday to Thursday, 18 – 21 May 2020.

Please be aware of changes to the event schedule, as laid out here. Should you have any questions or require clarification, do not hesitate to get in touch.

By registering now, you take advantage of the lowest rate.
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In the week following the Eurovision Song Contest, many hotels will continue to block rooms. In light of this, hundreds of hotel rooms have been reserved at the regular price for the duration of Classical:NEXT. Please consult our dedicated accommodation information page for more information and be sure to make your reservation through the use of the Classical:NEXT booking codes.
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Events Requiring Pre-Registration

For Classical:NEXT 2020, two events require pre-registration. Both are open to all delegates, but be sure to book your space early and both events have limited capacity. You can always register for these events at a later date should you decide to attend after having completed your registration. Event details are as follows:

Higher Music Education

Monday, 18 May 2020
9:30 – 11:30

Following it’s debut at Classical:NEXT 2019, the Higher Music Education Pre-Conference will return in 2020. Learn more about the Pre-Conference session here.

Open to all registered delegates for an extra fee of 15 EUR.

Tailored Networking Event

Thursday 21 May 2020
11:00 – 14:00

The Tailored Networking Event, combined with a keynote, offers delegates a final opportunity to mix and mingle in a unique location in the city of Rotterdam.

This event is open to all registered delegates, is free of charge, but will take place offsite.

Why Take Part?

Classical:NEXT is the annual global gathering for art music professionals. The mission is to unite all professionals who identify with classical and art music, providing them with a place to meet and connect, do business, brainstorm, create and be inspired.

What are the benefits of attending Classical:NEXT?

  • Network across sectors and make contacts with colleagues from other countries
  • Discover new projects and new concepts of presenting art music
  • Open doors for innovation and new forms of cooperation
  • Take home contacts, deals and know-how
  • Become part of a communityand join the online database C:N NET
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EURASIA Festival

The fifth EURASIA International Music Festival, The Songs of Love and Death,will take place in Yekaterinburg, Russia from 29 Nov. – 6 Dec. 2019.The new edition of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic’s musical biennial will feature a galaxy of world class performers and conductors. The host group of the Festival, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, led by its chief conductor and the Festival’s artistic director Maestro Dmitry Liss will perform three programs and the Festival’s special events.

Visit the Festival’s page for more details and snowy Yekaterinburg for the unforgettable cultural experience!