Updated Jun 27, 2017

Villazón named Artistic Director of Salzburg Mozart Week

Salzburg Mozart Week has named Rolando Villazón the new artistic director from this Jul. 1. His contract initially runs until 2023, to include five Mozart Weeks. The first week entirely … »Read

Violinist thrown off flight for stowing instrument

Aer Lingus has joined the long list of airlines making life difficult for travelling musicians. Freelance violinist and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca ran into difficulty when … »Read

New Assistant Conductor for Memphis Symphony

Andrew Crust has been named assistant conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He is currently assistant conductor of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, which he will remain for the 2017-18 … »Read

Italian President Honors Chung Myung-whun

It’s good news month for conductor Chung Myung-whun. Hard on the heels of the dismissal  of embezzlement charges in Seoul comes the announcement that he is to be awarded the Italy … »Read

Best of Ask Edna: Thank you Notes

A young artist who seeks my advice from time to time recently asked me about a note she was planning to write to a conductor following what she thought was a very successful collaboration. She … »Read



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Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent. If you haven't heard of the New Artist of the Month before, we predict you will soon.

Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
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April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016


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