Updated Aug 23, 2017

Russian Director Put Under House Arrest Until October Trial

Hundreds of supporters showed up at the District Court House in Moscow today, where stage director Kirill Serebrennikov was in pre-trail hearings for masterminding a 68-million-ruble ($1M) fraud … »Read

The Gilmore Names New Staff

The Gilmore, which presents multiple keyboard festivals and awards, has announced two new key staff members. Curtis Cunningham is to be the new director of marketing and PR, succeeding Mary … »Read

Iconic New York Weekly Puts Its Voice Online, Exclusively

The Village Voice has announced that it will cease publishing a print edition and will shift its resources to the recently redesigned website. “For more than 60 years, the Village Voice … »Read

Finale of Polish Solidarity Fest to Feature Expat Phil in Fidelio

On Aug. 30, the Solidarity of the Arts Festival in Gdansk, Poland, will close with Fidelio, in concert. Appropriately, Beethoven’s homage to freedom and opposition to enslavement and … »Read

Dream of the Red Chamber Heads (Back) to China

The Dream of the Red Chamber , which premiered last fall at the San Francisco Opera and played again at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in March, will tour the People's Republic of China September … »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


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