Updated Jan 18, 2019

San Diego Symphony Rides a New Wave

In recent years the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) has dominated the California orchestral world. But that justly celebrated ensemble is about to get some company. The recent appointments of … »Read

Two Conductors Change Managements

Polish conductor Marta Gardolinska [pictured] has joined the roster of Askonas Holt. The 30-year-old maestra holds the position of Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association at the Bournemouth … »Read

RTÉ National Symphony Names Music Director

Spanish conductor Jaime Martín, 53, is to be the next chief conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, one of the Irish National Television and Radio (RTÉ) network's … »Read

Double Bass as Carry-on Luggage

Bass players tired of struggling to transport their instruments and wary of inattentive baggage handlers may soon find some relief. When cased, the portable TravelBass, the creation of a team of … »Read

Philharmonia Baroque Names New Music Director

Richard Egarr, music director of the Academy of Ancient Music since 2006, is to take on the same title with the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale as of 2021-22. He … »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.

Michael Vincent Waller, composer
New Artist of the Month
January 2019
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
New Artist of the Month
December 2018
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
New Artist of the Month
November 2018
Robert Trevino, conductor
New Artist of the Month
October 2018
Nilo Alcala, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2018
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
New Artist of the Month
August 2018
Hanzhi Wang, accordionist
New Artist of the Month
July 2018
Eun Sun Kim, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2018
Louisa Proske, director
New Artist of the Month
May 2018
Alexi Kenney, violinist
New Artist of the Month
April 2018
Russian Renaissance
New Artist of the Month
March 2018
Abigail Kent, harpist
New Artist of the Month
February 2018


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