Updated Nov 30, 2021

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

A Delicious Program Finds the Hallé in Top Form

LONDON--Only two hours by train from London, Manchester boasts grand Victorian architecture, hipster hangouts, and an iconic Gay Village. Its thriving arts scene includes the Hallé, one of … »Read

Chester Lane, Veteran Classical Music Journalist, Has Died

Chester Lane, longtime senior editor of Symphony magazine, died suddenly on November 24 while visiting friends in West Virginia. He was 74. The cause was heart failure, according to his wife of 13 … »Read

New President for the Salzburg Festival

The Supervisory Board of the Salzburg Festival has appointed Kristina Hammer as the new president of the Salzburg Festival. She succeeds Helga Rabl-Stadler, who held the position for 27 years. … »Read

Eurydice: A Brilliant Score Fails as Musical Theater

With three new works in its repertory, the Metropolitan Opera pays more attention to contemporary opera this season than during any other in living memory. None is actually a world … »Read

AP Interview: Ryan Speedo Green Has Arrived

NEW YORK (AP) — He opened the season as kindly Uncle Paul in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones . Next night he was the vagabond monk … »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.

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
Samuel Mariño, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2020


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