Updated Oct 22, 2021

Bernard Haitink Has Died

Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink, highly esteemed old-school maestro, longtime music director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with additional major leadership posts in London, Chicago, and … »Read

Boston Baroque Moves to All-digital, Partners with Idagio

At a time when most U.S. arts organizations are tentatively returning to concert halls and hoping that the new normal will pretty much resemble the old one, Boston Baroque has decided to buck the … »Read

Louis Langrée to Head the Opéra-Comique de Paris

Louis Langrée, who announced in June that he would be stepping down as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony at the close of 2023-24, is to be the new director of the … »Read

Yundi Li Dropped by China Musicians' Association

Pianist Yundi Li has been "expelled" from the China Musicians Association, based on charges by Beijing Police that he is a suspect in a prostitution case. According to AP's reading of a police … »Read

A New, Open Orchestra for Luxembourg

The Philharmonie Luxembourg is looking for 80 talented amateur musicians, ages 18 and up, to create L’Orchestre de la Place de l’Europe. Under the leadership of conductor Benjamin … »Read

UMich Office of ECRT Will Not Investigate Sheng's Case

Composer Bright Sheng’s attorney has reported that his client will not be investigated by the University of Michigan’s Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX (ECRT) Office. Sheng was … »Read

Canadian Pianist Wins Quintennial Chopin Competition

WARSAW, Poland — Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada was named early Thursday as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition, … »Read

BMOP, Odyssey Commit to Five Years of Operas by Black Composers

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera have unveiled plans for “As Told By: History, Race, and Justice on the Opera Stage.” a five-year series of performances of … »Read

Santa Fe Opera Defines 2021 as a Major Success

The Santa Fe Opera, one of the first companies to return to live performance in its indoor/outdoor home venue, is touting the success of its 64 th season. Thirty mainstage productions of four … »Read

More Covid Cancellations

In the good ol days, classical music institutions would book featured artists, from soloists to conductors, years in advance. Covid-19 of course has blown a hole in that once stable if staid … »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.

Francesca Chiejina, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2021
< /p> Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
< /p> Tianxu An, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2021
Randall Scotting, countertenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2021
Geneva Lewis, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2021
Tiffany Poon, pianist
New (Video) Artist of the Month
May 2021
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2021
Lio Kuokman, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2021
Nicholas Namoradze, pianist/composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2021
Brian Giebler, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2021
Samuel Mariño, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2020
Liza Stepanova, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2020


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


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