Updated Aug 15, 2018

Kimmel Center and Opera Philadelphia Partner for O18

Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts have struck a deal to co-present the former’s O18 festival, opening Sept. 20. The partnership will save the company $350,000 … »Read

Salzburg Report: A Flute for the Kids; a L’Italiana for Bartoli

SALZBURG—In the opening production of the 2018 Salzburg Festival, The Magic Flute , Tamino makes his entrance by climbing through a window into a bedroom, where a grandfather is reading to … »Read

French Orchestras Question Gatti's Instant Firing

PARIS--A surprisingly different reaction to the news of Daniele Gatti’s firing by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra emerged last weekend in France. On the France Musique website, the word … »Read

Three Smart Women Moving on Up the Ladder

Strathmore, the Maryland complex that includes a 2,000-seat concert hall, a cabaret venue, and an historic mansion, has promoted its president since 2011, Monica Jeffries Hazangeles [pictured], to … »Read

MacDowell Colony Chief to Step Down

The MacDowell Colony, whose sprawling, 450-acre campus in southwest New Hampshire has long been a haven to a range of artists, composers, and writers, has announced that Cheryl A. Young, executive … »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.

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
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018
Julia Adolphe, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2017
Taylor Marino, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2017
Seth Parker Woods, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2017
Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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