Classical:NEXT 2018

PPL attended Classical:NEXT 2018 in Rotterdam.

The 2018 edition of Classical:NEXT took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 16 – 19 May 2018. 

The first edition was in 2012, since then, more than 3500 professionals from all sectors have engaged with Classical:NEXT, making it the biggest and most all-encompassing classical music meeting.

The structure of Classical:NEXT consists of four sections – showcases, conference, project pitches and expo.

The conference section is set up to offer presentations, seminars, discussions, one-to-one and roundtable mentoring and other formats to help delegates keep up with changes, trends and innovations.

The expo exhibits the work of labels, publishers, agents, festivals, associations and others, and serves as a meeting point for all delegates.

Showcases are where artists and productions can be presented in a series of short concerts or video screenings.

From 2015 onwards, video showcases were complemented by project pitches so that a range of video projects, videos on larger scale projects and works-in-progress can be presented to the Classical:NEXT delegates.

PPL's Classical Repertoire Manager, Ben Hogwood joined the British Music stand alongside the Association of British Orchestras, the BPI, and PRS for Music.

Ben Hogwood PPL Chris Green BPI

PPL's Ben Hogwood and BPI's Chris Green

Visit the website here.

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