Ireland at Classical:NEXT 2019

Ireland at Classical:NEXT 2019

Ireland at Classical:NEXT 2019

First Irish Showcase Artists at this year’s event.

Culture Ireland leads an Irish delegation to Classical: NEXT which takes place this week in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 15 to 18 May 2019.

This year, for the first time, the Official Showcase Programme features Irish artists, the Dublin Guitar Quartet who will perform a special 30-minute performance for presenters and programmers. The performance takes place in the De Doelen venue on Thursday 16 May between 22:15 and 22:45.

Their appearance at Classical:NEXT has been supported by Culture Ireland.

Classical:NEXT is an international Showcase and industry conference aimed at the classical and contemporary music sector.  The four-day networking and showcase event, marking its 8th edition in 2019, includes an international expo, showcase concerts and a trade event with presentation of projects and services.


In addition to taking a trade stand at the event and supporting the Showcase artists, Culture Ireland has supported representatives from the following organisations to travel to the event to meet international programmers and presenters and develop further their international contacts:
Fergus Johnston/Una Johnston - Artsada
Sebastian Adams - Association of Irish Composers
Evonne Ferguson - Contemporary Music Centre Ireland
Greg Caffrey - Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble
Karina Lundström - Lundström Arts Management
Matthew Greenall - Walled City Music

Culture Ireland’s Trade Stand is No 11 in the Expo Hall at the De Doelen venue in Rotterdam.


Full information on the Irish delegation is available here and you can follow the delegation’s progress through the hashtag #musicfromireland.


Further information of the event is available here.


Photo: Dublin Guitar Quartet (Credit: Laura Sheeran)

Posted: 13.05.19