Updated Oct 21, 2021

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

UMich Office of ECRT Will Not Investivgate 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

An Unlikely Voyage Launches Philharmonia Baroque's New Music Director

For his delayed season-opening set of concerts as Philharmonia Baroque’s new music director, Richard Egarr strode decisively into the 19th century. “Schumann’s Reawakened … »Read

Denied a Shortened Quarantine, Jaap van Zweden Cancels Hong Kong Phil

Jaap van Zweden has been forced to cancel his remaining appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic (HKP) in 2021 because the government has refused to grant the conductor a waiver of the … »Read

Latest Covid Cancellation: Boston Symphony

Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the music industry, even as orchestras and opera companies attempt to return to live performance. As was the case last month with the Seattle Symphony, when … »Read

Post Pandemic, Arts Groups See a Need to Change

A new study funded by the Wallace Foundation updates the views of the 25 organizations participating in the Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative, who were canvassed before the … »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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