Through a dynamic array of conferences, round tables, and personalized one-on-one sessions, participants at the Classical ME Summit will have the exceptional opportunity to connect with a wide spectrum of professionals. These included managers of philharmonics and operas from both national and international realms, rectors, deans, and directors of esteemed music universities and high schools across Europe, directors of classical music festivals, impresarios, discerning art critics, as well as representatives of prominent artists, including international composers, conductors, and soloists. This platform facilitated direct interaction with models of excellence from the European and American landscape, showcasing best practices related to education, development, audience diversification, self-management, artist career growth, and the innovative use of new media techniques in contemporary music.
Distinguished keynote speakers will illuminate the summit with their ideas and practical strategies for fostering greater sustainability within the classical music industry. Their unparalleled insights and experiences are poised to ignite inspiration among our attendees and drive the advancement of sustainable practices.
Our lineup of experts includes Beat Fehlmann – Manager of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and German orchestras manager of the year 2022, László Agoston – one of Hungary’s most widely-read bloggers, recipient of the “Nordic Goodwill Ambassador” title from the joint embassies of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland for his outstanding contributions, and a regular lecturer at the Metropolitan University Budapest, Prof. Dr. Daniel Sebastian Scholz, a distinguished Professor of Musicians’ Health, Psychologist, Licensed Behavioral Psychotherapist, and Musician, from University of Music and the University of Lübeck, Gerald Mertens – Director of UNISONO – German Orchestra Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious magazine “das Orchester”, Yvan Boudillet, Vice President of Public Policy at Utopia Music, Adam Jeanes, Senior Relationship Manager for Music at Arts Council England, Shain Shapiro, PhD, Chairman of Sound Diplomacy, accomplished Author, Founder, Thought Leader, and Senior Executive, and Federico Hernández – Associate Director at HarrisonParrott and Head of the Madrid Office.