Would you value personal contact with some of the industry’s leading professionals?
Would you like to be inspired by high profile soloists sharing their stories of life as a professional musician?
Would you appreciate connecting with like-minded contemporaries?
Would you like to leave Odense with purpose and passion, regardless of what happens in the Competition?
Would you like to experience all of this for free?
If you answered yes to these questions, then Espansiva! is for you. This unique programme from the Carl Nielsen International Competition offers all participants an off-stage platform to connect with musicians and music industry experts in a new and inspiring way.
All participants will be offered private accommodation for the entire period to ensure they are able to compete and engage in the full programme. Drawing on Carl Nielsen’s values of enjoying life and creating a community, the Carl Nielsen Pub will also be open every evening during the Competition. All participants are welcome to meet in this relaxed setting, to enjoy supper together for free and engage in some “post round” entertainment.
Some of the artists and specialists taking part in Espansiva! include:
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Violinist, conductor and Music Director of Orchestre National de Lyon
Karl-Heinz Schütz, Principal flute, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Martin Fröst, Clarinettist and conductor, Music Director of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Kathryn Enticott, Director, Enticott Music Management
Lucy Maxwell-Stewart, Director of Public Relations, Red House Productions
Finn Schumacker, CEO, Odense Symphony Orchestra
Jacob Soelberg, Founder, Nordic Artist Management
Alex Taylor, Head of Artistic Planning, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Thompson, Head of Artistic Planning, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir and Baltic Sea Festival
Mark Williams, Chief Artistic Officer, The Cleveland Orchestra
Trudy Wright, Professional development coach and former Director of Harrison Parrott Ltd
Gregor Zubicky, Artistic Director, Swedish Chamber Orchestra
You’ll have the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, about all aspects of career development and industry know-how.
WORKSHOPS: BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL, SUSTAINABLE CAREER IN MUSIC
A programme of workshops will be facilitated by Trudy Wright, with themes including:
- Being at your best when it matters most (Trudy Wright)
- Creating a performance lifestyle plan (Trudy Wright + Kathryn Enticott)
- Developing your artistic brand – who are you on stage, and off stage? (Trudy Wright + Lucy Maxwell-Stewart)
- The 21st century musician’s essential toolbox (Trudy Wright + Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider)
- Building relationships with Grit, Grace and Gratitude (Trudy Wright)
TALKS: INSIDE CONVERSATIONS
A selection of talks about music and the music sector. Industry professionals and artists also share their thoughts on the future of the music business – what’s needed to create an international career in the 2020’s – as well as offering invaluable tips and advice for aspiring young artists.
- The role of the 21st century Artist Manager
Kathryn Enticott; Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Alex Taylor, Mark Williams
- Embracing PR as part of career development
Lucy Maxwell Stewart; Guest Artist; media representative to be confirmed
- Spotlight on the 21st century Artist
Martin Fröst talks about his life in music
- The Art of Social Media
Guest speaker to be confirmed
- Carl Nielsen: The Man and his Music, includes a trip to his childhood home
- Look out for new guest speakers as we develop the programme
There will be the opportunity to have informal, 1:1 conversations with trusted professionals.
SOCIAL: THE CARL NIELSEN PUB
Drawing on Carl Nielsen’s values of enjoying life and creating a community, the Carl Nielsen Pub will be open every evening during the Competition. All participants are welcome to meet in this relaxed setting, to enjoy supper together for free and engage in some “post round” entertainment (details yet to be revealed!)
We are excited about Espansiva! and the possibilities it offers to the 2022 participants. We want you to be excited as well. So if you have any questions that you would like to ask please feel free to contact Lucy Maxwell-Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org