Classical:NEXT 2018
De Doelen Concert Hall & Congress Centre
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
16 – 19 May 2018
Propose your Live Performance, Conference Session or Project Pitch for the selected programme of our next edition.

The deadline to apply was Friday, 29 September 2017.
It has once again come to that time of year where Classical:NEXT begins its hunt for the best and brightest in art music. To offer an exceptional programme, Classical:NEXT assembles a handpicked selection of artists, speakers and projects each year. So therefore, we are calling for outstanding “NEXT” artists, projects, future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats from all corners of the classical music world whether that be early, contemporary, traditional or experimental.


Classical:NEXT is “by the community, for the community”: the programme is created by classical music professionals. All movers, shakers and everyday innovators from all sectors of the scene are invited to submit their proposals for the showcases and the conference.

All proposals will be considered by an independent jury of international experts – guaranteeing a neutral and balanced selection of only the best showcases and most pressing conference topics for Classical:NEXT 2018.

Submission deadline for Classical:NEXT 2018 was Friday, 29 September 2017.
Submissions are now closed for Classical:NEXT 2018, thank you to everyone who applied!

The deadline was Friday, 29 September 2017. The programme for Classical:NEXT 2018 will be selected by our independent, international jury. To those who submitted a proposal: the jury are currently going through each one and we will be in touch shortly with more information.