Updated Jan 31, 2023

California to Strut Its New-Music Cred with Statewide Festival

California’s three biggest orchestras--The Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony—have announced a new festival of music composed in the last five … »Read

Chicago Opera Theater GD to Exit

Ashley Magnus will step down as general director of the Chicago Opera Theater as of March 3, with the intent of joining her family in a new business venture elsewhere. With an MBA from the … »Read

John Adams Conducts His Latest Girls

LOS ANGELES--John Adams calls Girls of the Golden West “my most personal of all stage creations.” But it’s also the one that’s given him the most trouble. Premiered by the … »Read

Sphinx Competition Names Winners

The 2023 Sphinx Competition concluded over the weekend, with violinist Njioma Chinyere Grevious taking the top prize of $50,000 plus a number of solo appearances with major orchestras. She won the … »Read

Julia Bullock, Soprano au Courant

Last weekend marked the first major West Coast appearance by soprano Julia Bullock in three years, when she sang the role of Dame Shirley in Girls of the Golden West by John Adams [ see … »Read

Yuja Dazzles as She Makes History

How does she do it? The 35-year-old pianist Yuja Wang showed strategy, passion, and poise but little strain when playing all five Rachmaninoff piano and orchestra works in a single concert … »Read

Munich Phil Eyes Gergiev's Successor

The Munich Philharmonic is poised to announced 34-year-old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani as it next music director, according to German media. Shani will succeed Valery Gergiev,  fired for … »Read

Gardner & the LPO Tackle Elgar and Neglected Tippett

LONDON--The London Philharmonic Orchestra has an enviable track record when it comes to Elgar’s First Symphony. In the 1960s and 70s, LPO recorded it twice under Principal Conductor Sir … »Read

Barber's Vanessa Highlights Spoleto 2023

The 47 th season of Spoleto Festival USA will run May 26-June 11 with more than100 events in venues throughout Charleston, SC. The second iteration under Mena Mark Hanna, CEO and general director, … »Read

Artist Roster Updates

Irish conductor Killian Farrell has signed with HarrisonParrott, his first artist management firm. Farrell is the designated generalmusikdirektor of the Staatstheater Meiningen and first … »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.

Emma O'Halloran, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2023
Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
January 2023
Nina Shekhar, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2022
Zlatomir Fung, cellist
New Artist of the Month
November 2022
Jonathan Swensen, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2022
Lauren Fagan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
September 2022
Anna Geniushene, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2022
Limmie Pulliam, tenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2022
Julie Roset, soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2022
Jordan Bak, violist
New Artist of the Month
May 2022
Rupert Boyd, guitarist
New Artist of the Month
April 2022
Lee Mills, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2022
Dani Howard, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2022


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