Innovation Award 2022 Longlist Revealed

Innovation Award Longlist 2022

The 2022 Innovation Award theme is 'Collaborations'. In challenging times, it becomes especially apparent how important it is to have a strong network and how powerful it can be to collaborate with others.

Collaboration implies opening up to new ideas and perspectives as an essential part of evolution and growth. Recently, topics such as social inclusion, climate change and diversity have been in the spotlight and organisations are exploring new collaborations in order to bring these to the forefront. These efforts are opening up classical music to new themes, locations and people, expanding the borders of the genre.

For this year’s Innovation Award, we want to shine a light on inventive collaborations and new constellations that stretch the traditional borders of classical music.

A total of 20 nominees were selected for the Classical:NEXT 2022 Innovation Award longlist by a committee of 15 music journalists and experts from 13 countries, whose work focuses on renewal and trends in classical music.

From this longlist the Nominating Committee will select the ten nominations for the shortlist. Once the shortlist has been determined, it's you, the Classical:NEXT community that will have the opportunity to place an online vote to decide on the recipients of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award 2022 through C:N NET, providing you have an active account.

Big hART for 'The Acoustic Life of Sheds' (Australia)
Nominated by Harriet Cunningham

CRM Musical Sculptures (Italy)
Nominated by Gianluigi Mattietti

Death of Classical (United States)
Nominated by Brian Wise

Debussy NOW! (Hungary)
Nominated by Máté Csabai

Edinburgh International Festival/ Leith Academy residency (UK)
Nominated by David Kettle

Festival Artes Vertentes - International Arts Festival of Tiradentes (Brazil)
Nominated by João Luiz Sampaio

Heartbeat Opera (United States)
Nominated by Brian Wise

Jazz & Classical Encounters at Spier (South Africa)
Nominated by Matthijs van Dijk

Musical Storytelling (Lithuania)
Nominated by Rasa Murauskaitė

Nevis Ensemble (UK)
Nominated by David Kettle

Ngarra Burria (Australia)
Nominated by Harriet Cunningham

Opera Calcetin (Chile)
Nominated by Romina de la Sotta

Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín (Colombia)
Nominated by Mauricio Pena

Patronato y Sociedad de Amigos de la OFUNAM (Mexico)
Nominated by René Solís Brun

Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble (Poland)
Nominated by Monika Pasiecznik

Symphony ("La Caixa" Foundation) (Spain)
Nominated by Lorena Jiménez Alonso

The Choral Hub (UK)
Nominated by Steve Long

The Kanneh-Mason Family (UK)
Nominated by Jessica Duchen

Tutti a Santa Cecilia (Italy)
Nominated by Gianluigi Mattietti

Vilnius New and Experimental Music Series KONTAKTAS (Lithuania)
Nominated by Rasa Murauskaitė

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts