Classeek Forum is a unique opportunity for international classical music key decision makers and leaders to meet and collaborate by building bridges – because together we can join forces and find solutions to improve and keep classical music growing. Our forum is featuring an inspirational programlooking at current themes which will shape the industry of tomorrow. Topics covered are talent discovery and characteristics of a successful career, nurturing young talent and surviving the transition and thriving as a professional and more…
The landscape of classical music continues to change with the times, bringing new opportunities as well as threats. We seek to bring together industry leaders and key decision makers with the aim to keep classical music thriving. Montreux has a rich and storied music legacy. Now is an ideal time to look back at the history of the Montreux Festival, founded in 1946, and think about it as an inflection point to reflect on what the future of classical may hold.
What will the classical music world look like in 2030? With this year’s Forum we aim to create an inspiring spirit and creative interconnected space where decision makers can brainstorm and collaborate to help address the sustainability challenges we face globally. Themes of interest include a focus on: the continued importance of classical music, a focus on the rewards of a cultural education, new opportunities for funding, and new ways to foster excitement about this genre. We also wish to discuss new opportunities available through new tools, and machine learning. AI can offer new ways to harvest and analyse ballooning datasets and apply this learning to improve the well-being of the field.
Mentorship is more important than ever in supporting careers. The Forum aims at being Classeek’s open platform and meeting point for young talents, its mentors and Ambassadors and Funders. A place where talented artists are at the heart and can express their stories, expose their projects, find answers to their needs, be noticed and scouted. We all know the tangible benefits of culture as part of an educated population, and that being exposed to classical music or learning an instrument improves creativity and learning outcomes as well as working well in a group and emotional intelligence, qualities ever in demand for the next generation.
A key to future success is a creative toolbox, a whole ‘set of innovation skills’ enhanced through music learning. We believe that during the next decade classical music can play a key role in education and our society —it is crucial to insure the continued enjoyment and sustainability of classical music for present and future generations: but its ability to flourish depends on availability and access with curation in innovative ways that everyone can benefit and enjoy its many gifts.
Sept. 4th, 2019 GRAND HOTEL DU LAC rue d’Italie 1, 1800 Vevey Switzerland
Since Mozart’s arrival on the world stage, the public has been fascinated by extraordinarily gifted young musicians. What are the key challenges in guiding young talent and what are some common mistakes, pitfalls for parents and the industry to avoid? Which methods (competitions, technology) are most effective in identifying those artists who will make a life as performers?
Mischa Damev Migros Pourcent Culturel, Lausanne
Stephen McHolm Verbier Festival Academy, Lausanne
Benjamin Woodroffe World Federation of International Music Competitions, Geneva
Alasdair Tait Young Classical Artist Trust, London
Surviving the Transition and Thriving as a Music Professional
Becoming a leading young musician in demand at the world’s top concert halls does not happen overnight. The road is paved with both opportunities and obstacles. Learn from seasoned professionals about what they consider to be the most important attributes for young artists seeking a top professional career. What do they really listen for and what information do they seek when making decisions about whom to sign?
Costa Pilavachi Consultant, Universal Music
R. Douglas Sheldon Former artist manager, Columbia Artists Management
Philanthropists and artist advocates are critical to a healthy and empathetic society. They seek to make our world a better place by providing tools and opportunity for creativity. Music education leads to a more productive workforce where innovators flourish. Hear from those at the forefront of the field as they discuss their goals and methods in providing tools for these outcomes.
Dr. Donald Glowinski Fondation de Ribaupierre-Graz, Switzerland
Olga Litviniuk Patron of the conference, Lausanne
Frederik Paulsen Patron of the conference, Lausanne
Join us for an enlightening discussion with the newest Gen Z laureates of the Nutcracker Competition. Hear from 10 - 13 year old musicians violinist Daniil Bessonov, pianists Alexandra Dovgan and Oxana Pislegina, saxophonist Sofia Tyurina and oboist Timofei Yakhnov about their current concerns and their dreams for the future, as well as their plans for the next few years.
How Tastemakers and Impresarios Inform the Life of the City
Tastemakers and programmers are critical to fostering an exciting, evolving community for artists and audiences. They make decisions on both artists and repertoire. Hear from those at the forefront of the field as they discuss their goals when programming at world’s leading concert halls. Learn how they decide on performance opportunities for young artists, bring new works to the public, and build new and diverse audiences for music.
Emmanuel Hondré Philharmonie de Paris
Roger Lämmli Zurich Opera
Markus Wyler Trans-Siberian Art Festival, Novosibirsk