Conference ClassicalNext 2017(c) Eric Van Nieuwland


Thursday 17 May

  • 13.00 – 14.00, Interactive Space Willem Burger Foyer

Who said that the French market was inaccessible?  

Keys to understanding the specificities of the French market

A panel of distinguished representatives from a wide scope of organisations will discuss the characteristics of the French music system and reasons for the prominence of its institutions over a private sector, which is, however, developing in phase with an increasing globalisation.


Emmanuel Hondré, Philharmonie de Paris and Demos
Didier Martin, Alpha Classics / Outhere Music
Eric Tanguy, Composer
Marc Thonon, Le Bureau Export

Moderator: Catherine Le Bris, CLB Management


  • 17:00 – 18:00, Conference Room 1 Van Weelde Zaal

Contemporary music: France and export

Who said France was not open to the world

The promotion of contemporary music is a key aspect of the French music scene: supporting what’s « next » in classical music, creating international opportunities for composers, editors and music ensembles are some of the priorities for Sacem and Le Bureau Export. Many tools serve this purpose: composer residencies abroad, financial support for international touring and showcases, partnerships with international festivals… How are these new tools helpful, and what are the concrete best practice to learn from actors of the French contemporary music scene in terms of international activity ?


Bineta John, Sacem
Maxime Barthélemy, Maison ONA
Daniela Martin, Ensemble Variances
Françoise Clerc, Le Bureau ExportDiaphoniqueImpuls Funds – FACE/FAJE

Moderator: Antoine Pecqueur, La Lettre du Musicien


Friday 18 May

  • 14.45 – 15:45, Conference Room 3 Van Rijckevorsel Zaal

Digital innovation: New tools old tricks ?

Is digital innovation offering a true revolution : for musicians ? For instrument practice ? For education ?

Music innovations focus a lot on storage & pure players. But what about music practice? And Education?  Digital scores, app, interactive catalogue, Virtual reality concert: What can digital innovation bring to classical music? Digital innovation offers new ways to share the music. It gives professionals new tools for education. It gives student and adult amateurs musicians new experiments of playing.  Does it really change the ways, the models, the rules? Which are the opportunities classical music network can expect? How the music ecosystem works with digital innovation? At what cost? Is innovation can be sustainable? Can innovation may be misleading? What king of musical professionals/institutions are concerned and/or impacted ? Is the audience concerned at the end?


Hannelore Guittet, NomadMusic
Frédérick Rousseau, Ircam
Hadrien Lemoine, Scoreli
Sebastien Rivas, Grame

Moderator: Séverine Garnier, Classique mais pas has been


  • 15.45 – 16:45, Conference Room 1 Van Weelde Zaal

Who said France was not up for business?

Examples in live classical music production

New sources of income, sharp understanding of the international market, private sponsoring, start ups targeting private companies to find new concert or event opportunities… Today, there are many ways to adjust to fierce competition and cuts in public subsidies. Although public funding will always remain a key aspect of the classical music economy in France to guarantee diversity, support artistic risk taking, and ensure broad outreach to all citizens, music actors are ready to challenge old ways and test, try, jump in.  Even in live production.


Emmanuelle Vassal, Concert de la Loge
Benoît Rébus, Qobuz
Fabienne Voisin, ONDIF

Moderator: Marie Hédin-Christophe, FEVIS