Updated Sep 21, 2017

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. Pollock arrived in March 2015 as a McKinsey management consultant and never … »Read

Jaap's Opening Night: 'Adrenaline Flowed Freely.'

Most New York critics—including this outlet’s—are waiting to review Jaap van Zweden’s first subscription concerts Friday and Saturday, whose program includes both … »Read

Exclusive: Cincinnati Enquirer Fires Sole Arts Critic

The sole arts critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer , covering classical music over two decades and adding visual arts in recent years, for a total of 26 years with the company, was laid off on … »Read

Philly O Hires Jazz at Lincoln Center's Education Ops Director

Michael Albaugh, until recently the director of education operations for Jazz at Lincoln Center, is the Philadelphia Orchestra’s new director of collaborative learning, overseeing community … »Read

3-D Opera Gets the Times's Attention

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa’s 3-D opera, Blank Out , which has met with critical acclaim in Europe, opens a brief run tomorrow at the Park Avenue Armory. In a preview piece, The New … »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


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


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