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13-17 May

The largest global gathering of professionals for all sectors of classical and art music.

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The largest global gathering of professionals for all sectors of classical and art music.


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.


The jury selected Conference Programme has established itself as one of the key features of Classical:NEXT, offering a wide variety of useful and inspiring themes for all sectors.

Set up to keep delegates up-to-date with new developments and provide the right know-how to cope with current issues, the conference is also a place to find new partners.

It is comprised of the following formats: Conference Sessions, Meet Ups, Mentorings, Presentations and Public Talks.


A Classical:NEXT registration gives you access to all Classical:NEXT events including the expo, conference and showcases. Furthermore the Welcome Reception, Opening Ceremony, Innovation Award incl. Reception.

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Labels and Distributors

Classical:NEXT is the annual global gathering for classical music labels to discuss current issues and conduct business. Major players align their annual meetings with the event.

  • Find distributors from all regions
  • Stay ahead and hear about upcoming publications
  • Meet publishers, artist managers, press, PR and marketing representatives, orchestras, presenters and many more to form new alliances and bring in new projects
  • Become part of a professional family and stay connected through C:N NET
  • Network with hundreds of classical and art music professionals both established and newcomer
  • Take on new adventures, new projects, new cooperations
  • Gather know-how from the conference that you can use in your everyday work
  • Gain extensive overview of the current scene and new trends
  • Learn about the latest in new technology
  • Offer your services to unsigned or non-established new artists and projects whom you can discover