Updated Dec 1, 2021

New Artist of the Month: Pianist Tom Borrow

CLEVELAND—Plenty of rising artists have gained attention by substituting for their more established colleagues at the last minute. Pianist Tom Borrow, however, is making a career out of it. … »Read

Theodora at La Scala: Starry Cast Lacks Soul

MILAN--The 1750 London premiere of Handel’s Theodora was a flop, receiving only three performances in its opening run. The oratorio’s La Scala debut on Nov. 20 was a different story, … »Read

Juan Diego Flórez Named Artistic Director of the Rossini Opera Festival

Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez is to be the next artistic director of the Rossini Opera Festival, an annual summer event dedicated to its namesake. He was recommended by his predecessor … »Read

Attention Ring Heads: Opera Australia's Now Scheded for 2023

Opera Australia is hoping the third time is the charm. After twice postponing its premiere of the world’s first fully digital production of Der Ring des Nibelungen , it has scheduled … »Read

When the Broadway Musical Lay Fallow, Sondheim Kept It 'Moving on'

The world of musical theater lost a titan when Stephen Sondheim died at 91 on Nov. 19. “It is no exaggeration to say that Sondheim changed the nature of theatrical storytelling,” … »Read

Yannick Will Take a Break from Conducting

NEW YORK — Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal, is taking a four-week … »Read

Josephine Baker Enters France's Pantheon

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman … »Read

H+H Society Gets $10 Million

The Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) has received an anonymous gift of $10mn, by far the largest in the Boston-based ensemble’s 206-year history. The gift honors Harry Christophers … »Read

Karina Callinakis at the LPO: Mixed Billed, Mixed Results

LONDON--Since winning the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2016, Karina Canellakis has become one of the most in-demand conductors of her generation. Already appointed Chief conductor of the … »Read

New Chair of D.C. Arts Commission Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Reggie Van Lee, chairman of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, attributes his (and presumably others’) success to the four Cs: courage, confidence, competence, and community. … »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.

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
Brian Giebler, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2021


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