Updated Sep 22, 2017

Timothy O'Leary to Washington National Opera

Timothy O’Leary, general director of the Opera Theater of St. Louis, is to take that post with the Washington National Opera as of July 1. He succeeds Michael Mael, who exited in June 2017 … »Read

Gannett Axes Three More Arts Writers

The Gannett chain of newspapers on Tuesday laid off quite a number of staff and free-lance employees. The affected outlets include the Louisville Courier-Journal , the Bergen (New Jersey) Record , … »Read

Vermont's Flynn Center CEO to Exit

John Killacky, executive director and chief executive officer of the Flynn Center since 2010, has announced that he will step down at the end of the season. He writes in a statement that he has no … »Read

ENO Chief to Exit

English National Opera Chief Executive Cressida Pollock is to step down at the end of the current season, in June 2018, four months before her contract expires. Pollock, 35, arrived in March 2015 … »Read

Competitions, Prizes, & Deserved Recognition

The Bartók World Competition for violinists ended its maiden voyage on Sept. 17 in Budapest, naming three winners and sparking considerable debate online. First prize went to Cosima … »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.

Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
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


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