International Explainer: What is Classical:NEXT?

The Global Gathering For All Art Music Professionals: Expo / Conference / Showcase Festival / Networking

Classical:NEXT is the global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more.

Classical:NEXT consists of an interactive conference, project pitches, showcase concerts, expo, innovation award and networking.

By taking part in Classical:NEXT, you join over 1,000 professionals from more than 45 countries worldwide.

Conference Sessions:

At the heart of the Classical:NEXT Conference are the jury-selected conference sessions featuring interactive formats such as mini-workshops, group discussions and debates as well as presentations and panels.


Meet-ups provide a place to form new alliances or deepen existing relationships: this semi-formal format provides a platform for established or emerging international networks to get together, brainstorm, develop ideas and connect with potential members or partners.

Mentoring Sessions:

Ask all your burning questions, exchange ideas and get practical tips from our jury-selected mentors, either in a 45-minute Roundtable sessions 45-minute Roundtable sessions in small groups.