Classical:NEXT Fellowship // Nieuw Geneco Composers Programme 2020

Classical:NEXT Fellowship // Nieuw Geneco Composers Programme 2020

18-21 May 2020, Classical:NEXT Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

In collaboration with ECSA, Dutch Composers Association Nieuw Geneco will host the 2nd edition of the Composers Programme at Classical NEXT. The Programme gives composers a chance to take part in the international platform for exchange, debate & collaboration Classical:NEXT provides.

Each composer is paired with a Classical:NEXT-insider, who will introduce the composers to the community (and vice versa), bringing them into personal contact with relevant individuals and organizations as well as exchanging knowledge. A team of music professionals (publishers, programmers of venues, festivals) will do the matchmaking.

The Composers Programme offers:

  • Composers Network-rate for the Registration for Classical:NEXT, including all events, trade fair, conferences, showcases, CN app and incl. coffee/tea and lunch
  • Composers Info
  • Composers Meeting at CNEXT
  • Composers Conference on Fair Practice in Contemporary Music
  • Connection to music professional and CNEXT insiders
  • Matchmaking and speeddate sessions
  • Wednesday Networkreception at Codarts Music University (next door)
  • Composer-delegate bio’s on our website

Your Costs:

  • Registration for Classical:NEXT.
    We can offer you the network rate of 270 EUR excl, VAT. Untill March 6 th.
    (This means a € 100,00 discount on the ‘early rate’)
  • Your travel expenses
  • Your stay in the Netherlands*
    * We could send out a call to our composers living in Amsterdam/Rotterdam, who can offer a place to stay.


We ask participating Composers Organisations to take care of their own funding. Check your Collecting Society, Music Info Center or Export Office.

As a host, Nieuw Geneco and Buma/Stemra are taking care of the local hosting costs, Composers’ meetings and network events, as well as the Networkreception.

ECSA supports spreading the offer to all ECSA members.

How to apply?

  • Send your list of participants to Nieuw Geneco ( for approval, no later than February 21st.
  • The approved and accepted fellows will then receive a code from CN Registration (Merle Gerst).
  • The fellows register themselves with that code. They must do this as early as possible, by latest the „go live” rate deadline in March 6.
  • After registration you will receive the invoice from Classical NEXT.

Looking forward to meeting you in Rotterdam, May 2020!

Thanks to new connections I made at CN2018 my opera will be performed in Hong Kong 2019! If you, like me, wind up with at least one valuable contact, it is totally worth it.
Monique Krüs, composer