Updated Aug 16, 2017

Peter Sellars and Cohorts Inflict Harm on Mozart’s Final Opera

SALZBURG—During the overture of La Clemenza di Tito in the Salzburg Festival’s new production of Mozart’s opera, an elaborate pantomime takes place depicting the arrival in Rome … »Read

Trumpet Player Defeats Donald Trump in Court

“When you are representing yourself, it is almost impossible to win, so coming out a winner is one of the great long shots.” This observation by a savvy New York attorney referred to … »Read

Sydney Symphony Names Aussie Expat as CEO

Emma Dunch is to be the new managing director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, place of her first job in the business, as a publicist. She succeeds Rory Jeffes, who announced in April that he … »Read

LA Phil Musicians, Highest Paid in the Land, Get a Raise

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 47, jointly announced a new five-year contract for the players that goes into effect September 18. Already neck and … »Read

New Report Shows Orchestras Making an Effort to Connect

A new report from the League of American Orchestras indicates an impressive amount of growth in education and community engagement work on the part of America’s orchestras in the last five … »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.

Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
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


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