Updated Jan 25, 2022

All-star Cast Attempts to Enliven Previn's Penelope

Nobody was expecting a swan-song masterpiece at the January 23 rd New York premiere of Penelope , the quasi-opera by the late composer André Previn (he died on February 28, 2019) and … »Read

WaPo Picks 22 Rising Stars

The Washington Post has published a list of 22 composers and performers to keep an eye on in the coming year, apparently compiled from nominations by a diverse list of artists, ranging from … »Read

Beneficiaries of Sondheim's $75M Estate Are ID'd

Stephen Sondheim, who died at 91 on Nov. 26, left an estate estimated to be worth as much as $75mn. He designated that the entirety—including his personal effects, the rights to his music … »Read

Dylan Sells His Master Recordings for $200M

This past July, seven months after he sold his songwriting copyrights to Universal Music, Bob Dylan sold his entire recorded music catalog—his master recordings—as well as “the … »Read

And a Podium Debut Makes Three: Women Soar in La Scala's New I Capuleti e i Montecchi

MILAN--When Evelino Pidò tested positive for Covid little more than a week before La Scala’s new production of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi was due to open, Speranza … »Read

The Knights Mix It Up at the 92nd St Y

An arrangement, in music, adapts a particular piece for a specific set of performers. It’s often driven by expediency, retrofitting a musical vision to the forces at hand. In the social … »Read

A New Recording, 60 Years Later

A six-decade lapse between recordings is hardly the norm for any artist. But then 97-year-old pianist Ruth Slenczynska, whose My Life in Music will be released by Decca on March 18, is not just … »Read

Name a Theater, Get a Million $

Zubin and Nancy Mehta have donated $1mn worth of Tesla shares to the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Mehta has been the principal conductor of the Maggio since 1985, honorary director for … »Read

New Exec Directors in Texas and Tennesse

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera (CSO), which presents about 20 pops, symphonic, and chamber concerts a season, has named John Kilkenny to succeed Samantha Teter as executive director, starting … »Read

Roger Tapping, Juilliard String Quartet Violist, Dies at 61

Juilliard String Quartet violist and faculty member Roger Tapping died of cancer on January 18 at his home in Manhattan. He was 61. Tapping joined the quartet and the Juilliard faculty in 2013, … »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.

Dominick Chenes, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2022
Tom Borrow, pianist
New Artist of the Month
December 2021
Jesús Rodolfo, violist
New Artist of the Month
November 2021
Francesca Chiejina, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2021
Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
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


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