Lydia Rilling nominated for Classical:NEXT 2019 Innovation Award!


The Luxembourg Philharmonie’s Chief Dramaturg and Artistic Director of the Rainy Days Festival, Lydia Rilling, has been nominated for the Classical:NEXT 2019 Innovation award!

The expert members of the international nominating committee of Classical:NEXT maintain that “she has re-imagined the concept of a contemporary music festival as a focused response to pressing cultural themes, offering a multiplicity of audiences - newcomers and specialists alike - a forum to experience and think about concert music in all of its diversity. She co-initiated the red bridge project, which crosses the boundaries between music, dance, visual arts, and film and featured in its first edition choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. As a musicologist, Rilling has edited books on 20th and 21st century music, Gustav Mahler and American music.”

The Classical:NEXT Innovation award is an international affair, and is designed to place a spotlight on certain individuals and their forward thinking activities in the world of music. The 2019 list of nominees is the most international yet, with nominations from 26 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia. The nomination committee were also given a theme this year for their selectors. They were tasked with choosing the most outstanding projects; celebrating women in music.

Here’s wishing Lydia the best of luck!

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on the 18th of May.