Updated Apr 22, 2024

Andrew Davis Dies at 80

Andrew Davis, an acclaimed British conductor who was music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and orchestras on three continents, has died. He was 80. Davis died Saturday at Rusk Institute in … »Read

A Fresh Eye on a Storied Case

If there is truth in advertising, or at least in title writing, last weekend's Vulture article bearing the title, “A Hidden Sexual Assault Scandal at the New York Philharmonic,” might … »Read

NY Phil CEO Responds to Resurfaced Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The New York Philharmonic has shared a letter that went out from President and CEO Gary Ginstling to musicians, staff, and board members. In it, he reports hiring a new independent investigation … »Read

Opus 3 Berlin=Askonas Holt Berlin

As of July 1, 2024, the Opus 3 Berlin office will become Askonas Holt Berlin and will be headed by Alexander Hollensteiner, managing director of Kammerakademie Potsdam. Hollensteiner succeeds … »Read

Sir Simon on His Upcoming Visit Stateside

As part of his first Stateside tour as chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO), which starts in Chicago on April 28 and concludes at Carnegie Hall on May 2 and 3, Sir Simon … »Read

Five Weeks of Competition Wins

Japanese violinist Yuki Hirano , 19, placed first in the Vienna Classic Violin Competition on April 5 at the city’s Music and Arts University. A recent graduate of Tokyo’s Toho Gakeun … »Read

Brooklyn Museum Names a Composer-in-Residence

The Brooklyn Museum of Art has selected Niles Luther as its first-ever composer-in-residence. The appointment, which is supported by a Ford Foundation fellowship, extends to November 2025 and … »Read

Contract Renewals: Finland, UK, Ohio, Virginia

The City of Lahti in Finland has given Dalia Stasevska a one-year contract extension as principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, beginning in August 2024 and extending through July … »Read

A Well-deserved Promotion at Decca Records US

The Verve Label Group (VLG) has promoted Joseph Oerke to executive vice president of Decca Records US. He has been with the company for 16 years, and in his most recent position as senior vice … »Read

“Musicians of the Tensho Embassy”: A Worthy Work-in-Progress

CHICAGO—In 1582, four teenage boys—Mancio Ito, Miguel Chijiwa, Julião Nakaura, and Martinho Hara—left Nagasaki, and the only homeland they’d ever known, to travel … »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.

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New Artists of the Month
April 2024
Sarah Saviet, violinist
New Artist of the Month
March 2024
Sarah Dufresne, soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2024
Ben Goldscheider, horn player
New Artist of the Month
January 2024
William Thomas, bass
New Artist of the Month
December 2023
Jonas Frølund, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2023
Stephanie Childress, conductor
New Artist of the Month
October 2023
Lee Reynolds, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2023
Hillary Simms, trombonist
New Artist of the Month
August 2023
Huang Yi, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2023
Elijah McCormack, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2023
James Díaz, composer
New Artist of the Month
May 2023


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