2012 will see the inauguration of an international forum for classical and art music: Classical:NEXT will focus on the wonderful art of classical music – and on how to take it to its next level.
From 30 May until 2 June international professionals from all sectors of the classical music scene gathered at the Gasteig in Munich for the first edition of this new annual event – festivals, arts presenters, publishers, labels, music educators, concert halls, promoters, media, producers and, of course, the classical music artists.
An IMZ film programme complemented the Classical:NEXT jury-selected conference and live showcases, which will host new talents and innovative presentation formats, in which both art and accompanying information is brought to the audience by an up-to-date use of media.
Classical:NEXT is the only event exclusively dedicated to classical music for all sectors on an international level. The forum aims to create cross-sector networks to negotiate new solutions for the challenges facing classical music professionals.
This aim is likely to be fulfilled: Classical:NEXT received an overwhelming international response recently – the expo stands were sold out within weeks and more than 100 proposals have been made for the conference as well as showcases.
Take a look at the Classical:NEXT TRAILER!