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Updated Sep 30, 2016

Pittsburgh Symphony Musicians on Strike

The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who have been in “play and talk” mode since their contract expired on September 5, are on strike effective immediately, rejecting … »Read

Roberto Alagna to Have Surgery

The Royal Opera House reports the withdrawal of Roberto Alagna from the role of Manrico in the first revival of David Bösch’s new production of Verdi's Il trovatore , opening December … »Read

Matt Carlson Will Leave Carnegie Hall

Another New York music-biz publicity executive is headed for the exit door: Matt Carlson will leaving Carnegie Hall after 17 years to become director of communications and media relations for the … »Read

Preview of Chicago Lyric's New Ring: Part II, Eric Owens's First Wotan

Following continues yesterday’s preview of the Chicago Lyric’s new Ring, which opens October 1. It marks David Pountney’s first time directing the cycle and Eric Owens’s … »Read

Hot on the Competition Circuit

The George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, Romania, concluded September 25 after three weeks of events, many of them webcast live, by awarding Victoria Vassilenko first prize in its … »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.


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
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015

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