Updated Jun 21, 2024

LA Phil Principal Viola to Chicago

Teng Li, current principal viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is to take the same post with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). She won the audition in May of 2023, and was officially … »Read

A Vivid Aural Experience: Girls of the Golden West

When John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West  premiered in November 2017, a great deal of ink was spilt arguing about form and function. Did Peter Sellars’s libretto, culled from … »Read

Boston Lyric Opera Gets Its Own, Dedicated Space

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) has announced a collaboration with Midway Artist Studios to create Opera & Community Studios. The 14,000 sq. ft. space, occupying a portion of Midway’s 200,000+ … »Read

Seoul Police Nab Music Profs for Illegal Tutoring

The competitive nature of gaining access to music education at South Korean universities has enmeshed college music professors and parents of aspiring students in a massive scandal.  The … »Read

A Few June Competition Wins

Yuki Serino [pictured, with competition official] took home the top prize at the inaugural Città de Cremona Violin Competition , held on June 12 in Cremona’s Museo del Violino. The … »Read

At Garsington: An Ideal Midsummer Night's Dream

LONDON—Garsington Opera has been snapping at the artistic heels of Glyndebourne Festival of late, delivering an impressive string of hits, many of them daring rarities . This year saw the … »Read

New Principal Guest Conductors

The Royal Northern Sinfonia has announced Italian-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti as its principal guest conductor starting next season. She made her debut with the orchestra in 2022, returning … »Read

WNO Bemoans Impending Cuts; ACE Threatens More

In a heavy-handed move consistent with Art Council England’s (ACE) response to critics of its deep cuts to U.K. opera companies announced in late 2022, Sir Nicholas Serota, ACE’s … »Read

City of Sydney's $20M Arts Plan

The City of Sydney has unveiled the draft Cultural Strategy for 2025–2035, a $20 million plan to “retain, rebuild and reimagine” the arts and culture scene in Australia’s … »Read

Gambol at Glyndebourne:
A Very Merry Widow

LONDON—While Bernstein’s Candide (1956) is a musical that aspires to be an operetta, Franz Léhar’s Die Lustige Witwe (1905) looks in the opposite direction. Operetta, … »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.

Kedrick Armstrong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2024
Ian Niederhoffer, conductor
New Artist of the Month
May 2024
~Nois Saxophone Quartet
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


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