Classical:NEXT 2014 open for early registration

Registration for the third Classical:NEXT conference and music expo is currently open, with organisers offering a discount on registration fees until 17 January.

The event, which will take place from 14-17 May in Vienna, will feature a range of talks and showcases from key figures in the classical music world.

American baritone Thomas Hampson will deliver the conference’s keynote speech on 14 May.

Thomas Hampson © Hoebermann
Thomas Hampson © Hoebermann

In a statement, Hampson said: ‘[Classical:NEXT]…brings people together from all over the world to explore new horizons of appreciation and understanding of the classical music idiom. As an artist and passionate advocate for the arts, I look forward to embracing those challenges together.’

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The 2014 event will also feature an expanded expo area at the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts (MAK).

The full programme is due to be announced at the end of January.

Photo: Classical:NEXT director Jennifer Dautermann speaking at the 2013 event © Eric van Nieuwland