Updated Oct 18, 2019

LA Music Center Gets New Board Chair, Extends CEO's Contract

The Los Angeles Music Center—whose resident companies include the Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angles Opera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic—has a new board … »Read

ROH's Don Pasquale: Trendy Director Finds Its Latent Nastiness

LONDON—Cards on the table, there were appreciative guffaws from some in the Covent Garden audience at the opening night (October 14) of this new staging of Don Pasquale . I’m baffled … »Read

Richard Ortner, Final President of the Boston Conservatory, Has Died

Richard Ortner, past president of the Boston Conservatory (now the Boston Conservatory at Berklee) died on October 10 after a battle with cancer. He was 71. In the words of Cathy Young, senior … »Read

Ara Guzelimian to Be Ojai's Next Artistic Director

Ara Guzelimian, who announced his departure from the Juilliard School as dean and provost last June, is to be the Ojai Festival’s artistic director as of its 75 th season, June 10 to 13, … »Read

Advice to the New ENO Chief: Stick with the 'Bankers'

The appointment of Annilese Miskimmon [pictured] as the English National Opera’s (ENO)  new artistic director, argues David Benedict in The Stage , is shocking because … »Read

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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Names New Chief Exec

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC), one of Canada’s most highly regarded professional choirs, has named Anna Kajtar to succeed Cynthia Hawkins as executive director. Kajtar has served in an … »Read

A 'Big Five' O Raises the Roof at Carnegie

With the exception of the New York Phil, which plays up the road, Carnegie Hall is the place to catch the “Big Five” when they are in town. Last week it was the Cleveland Orchestra … »Read

Jaap Honored by Gramophone and the Concertgebouw

The New York and Hong Kong philharmonics’ Music Director Jaap van Zweden has won not one but two awards in the last 24 hours. Today, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw announced him as the winner … »Read

Toronto Choir Demonstrates Solidarity at US-Mexican Border

On Oct. 13 the border between San Diego and Tijuana, among the most politically charged spaces in North America, was the site of a performance by Choir!Choir!Choir! The Toronto-based group, … »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.

Lucia Lucas, baritone
New Artist of the Month
October 2019
María Dueñas, violinist
New Artist of the Month
September 2019
Elena Schwarz, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2019
Salome Jicia, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2019
Gabriella Smith, composer
New Artist of the Month
June 2019
Emmet Cohen, pianist
New Artist of the Month
May 2019
Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
April 2019
Patrick Guetti, bass
New Artist of the Month
March 2019
Evan Kahn, cellist
New Artist of the Month
February 2019
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


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