Orchestras Now!
Future Proof

Conference dates
6-8 September 2023
Poland, Wrocław, NFM
Schedule and booking
Bookings open 15 May 2023. Early booking deadline 14 July 2023.
Call for proposals
14 March – 30 April 2023


As the global classical music industry builds back out of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to come together at the first ever International Orchestras Conference to look at the key challenges and opportunities that we face now and into the future. How can we leverage the lessons we learned during the pandemic to forge resilience and relevance to our communities?  How can we best use professional networks and new technology to become stronger and deliver greater impact?  What will orchestras look like in the next decade – more of the same, or radically different? From managers to musicians, venues to festivals, labels to broadcasters, join us over 3 days for in-depth discussions on what is happening across other industries and how can we learn from each other’s experiences to make our sector future proof.

Co-curated by Mark Pemberton, former CEO of the Association of British Orchestras, and Natalia Klingbajl, Deputy Director for Development, NFM Wroclaw, we want to make sure that the conference schedule is inclusive of the many talented people working in the orchestral sector, and welcome proposals for sessions, speakers, workshops and peer-to-peer events. Deadline to apply is Sunday 30 April. Send your pitch and ideas to ioc@nfm.wroclaw.pl.

The conference is organised and hosted by the National Forum of Music, one of the biggest and most acclaimed performing arts organisations in the world, recently honoured with the International Classical Music Award 2023 for special achievements. It is famous for its state-of-the-art acoustics and a rich programme offer, presenting classical, early, ethnic, contemporary, electronic, jazz, dance and interdisciplinary projects. NFM is home to thirteen orchestras, chamber groups and choirs, in addition to seven festivals. During the conference, delegates will have an opportunity to participate in the inauguration of the 58th International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, and the festival opening concert will feature Christoph Eschenbach and the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.

Further information on the conference schedule and how to book will be published on 22 May 2023.

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Logistics and questions
Martyna Hnatyszak
Manager of Artistic Events Production Department Coordinator of Jazztopad Festival and Guest Orchestras Series
+48 71 715 98 57
+48 661 519 264
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Events Logistics Officer
+48 71 715 97 03
+48 727 010 241

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