Updated Aug 22, 2017

Nat'l Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Tour Cancelled

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has canceled the four-city U.S. tour by his country’s National Youth Orchestra. Gustavo Dudamel, who recently spoke out against Maduro’s policies, … »Read

Tanglewood Breaks Ground on New, $30M Complex

Key members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra community [pictured] broke ground on the new, four-building, $30 million complex at Tanglewood on Friday, the largest building project there since … »Read

Adelaide Symphony Joins Conservatory in Degree Program for Conductors

In what is a first for the Australia, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music will collaborate on a postgraduate program to train … »Read

Boston Lyric Opera: Homeless but Happy

One of the biggest opera companies in Boston is homeless. Formed in 1976, the Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) produces three or four mainstage shows a year. At the height of its season, the company can … »Read

Stephen Hough's Take on Saving Classical Music

Stephen Hough is one of the world’s finest pianists, but he is also a painter, composer, poet, and a fine writer. Perhaps most importantly, he is a brilliant thinker and articulate speaker. … »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


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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