Updated Mar 24, 2017

Leading Conservative Makes the Case for the NEA

Mike Huckabee, conservative former governor of Arkansas and twice-failed Republican Presidential candidate, has written an  Op Ed piece for The Washington Post arguing against killing the … »Read

On Site Opera Names New Exec

On Site Opera has a new executive director in Piper Gunnarson. She arrives as company cofounder Jessica Kiger exits to become director of audience development and education for the Atlanta Opera. … »Read

Pittsburgh to Premiere The Summer King

An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth's, will have its world premiere in Pittsburgh in April. The Summer King , presented by Pittsburgh … »Read

Canadian New Music Group Calls It Quits

Toronto’s Talisker Players, a contemporary chamber group specializing in new and vocal music, has decided that the current season will be its last. Artistic Director Mary McGeer tells … »Read

Capitole Opera Cancels Ernani When Lead Tenor Arrested

On Tuesday, March 21, Théâtre du Capitole management in Toulouse was forced to cancel the last performance of Verdi's Ernani , which opened March 10th . The cause: Alfred Kim, the … »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.

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
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016


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


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