Updated Jul 31, 2021

Cancellations, Withdrawals Aside, Verbier Fest Was Worth the Trip

VERBIER, Switzerland—Still convalescing after the lost summer of 2020, the Swiss festival’s ambitious recovery festival has been hampered by travel-thwarted cancellations and … »Read

At Tanglewood: Anne-Sophie Glides Through John Williams's Latest

LENOX, MA--No nation has contributed more to film art and its industry than America, and no one has composed more hit film scores than John Williams. The elegant 89-year-old Boston Pops conductor … »Read

Salzburg Update: Argerich Is Out, Igor Levit Is In

Thus far this summer, the Salzburg Festival has seemed immune to the pandemic, save for one patron having tested positive for Covid-19 and the ensuing flurry of contact tracing. Still, with the … »Read

SFOpera Joins the Met, Carnegie, in Audience Vaccine Mandate

As arts presenters gear up for the resumption of live performances, safety procedures to protect audiences as well as staff and artists are undergoing careful scrutiny. The recent surge in delta … »Read

Marian Anderson House Gets $100,000 from City of Philly

Things are looking up for the Marian Anderson Historical Society and Museum in South Philadelphia. Severe  flood damage a year ago forced the house to close to the public, but the … »Read

Now Streaming on a Screen Near You: Twilight: Gods

The filmed version of Yuval Sharon’s radical reimagining of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung—Twilight: Gods —will be available for free, on-demand viewing from July 29 … »Read

Bloomberg Announces $30M for (Some) Arts Groups' Digital Efforts

Bloomberg Philanthropies, having already increased its historic support of arts and culture organizations during the pandemic, has devised a new $30 million Digital Accelerator Program to support … »Read

Rossini Fest Coming to Toronto

The Toronto City Opera (TCO) has reached an agreement with the Rossini Opera Festival to bring the music of Gioachino Rossini to the Canadian city during the 2021-22 season. Held annually since … »Read

A Watch-ful Figaro in Santa Fe

SANTA FE--The new production of  The Marriage of Figaro , seen on July 23, takes its cue from the polymathic talents of Pierre Augustin Beaumarchais, the French author of the opera’s … »Read

Rattle Dislikes the Perky Proms; Notes Scarcity of Free-lancers Due to Brexit

Perhaps feeling liberated by his imminent relocation to Munich and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2023, Simon Rattle told an interviewer for Radio Times that he has always dodged the … »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.

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
Liza Stepanova, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2020
Tabea Debus, recorder player
New Artist of the Month
October 2020
Katherine Balch, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2020
Daniela Candillari, conductor 
New Artist of the Month
August 2020


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