Updated Aug 5, 2020

David Lang's Latest: The Irony of in nature

David Lang is an insatiably prolific composer. At any given point in time, it seems, there is a world premiere of a Lang piece happening somewhere. His website lists 24 choral or vocal works of … »Read

80 Live Concerts Planned for Wigmore Hall

Joining the slow march back to live concerts, London’s Wigmore Hall will offer a seven week series of 80 performances starting September 13 and featuring 150 musicians from Europe and the … »Read

Restoring the Notre Dame Organ: A Long, Painstaking Process

PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, … »Read

Mostly Mozart Hits the Airwaves

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and WQXR, New York City’s classical music station, are partnering to present a seven-day, on-air pandemic edition of the annual Mostly Mozart Festival. … »Read

Hey Musicians, It's Time to Charge for Your Streamed Performances

A Bloomberg Opinion writer extols the virtues of streaming for dollars, using a recently streamed Idagio concert by Yo-Yo Ma that charged $8 as his example. “The economics of this type of … »Read

Leon Fleisher Dies at 92

Leon Fleisher, whose flourishing career as a pianist was interrupted in the early 1960s by focal dystonia, died yesterday in a hospice in Baltimore. He was 92. His son Julian reported that … »Read

MA's Free Guide to Mostly Free Streams, August 3-10

We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five … »Read

Dallas Symphony Announces a Full Fall Season

The Dallas Symphony is moving ahead with revised fall season, announcing a full slate of one-hour orchestral concerts September 4 through November 29 in its home, the Meyerson Symphony Center. … »Read

New Artist of the Month: Conductor Daniela Candillari

If you’ve seen a major new opera in recent years, chances are it will have been conducted by Daniela Candillari. The Slovenian native, now resident in the U.S., is blessed with an ability to … »Read

Kansas City Symph Musicians Agree to First Pay Cut Since March

Forced by the pandemic to reduce expenses by 25 percent, the Kansas City Symphony has cut musicians’ salaries for the first time in five months. They have agreed to a 19 percent decrease for … »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.

Daniela Candillari, conductor 
New Artist of the Month
August 2020
Vuvu Mpofu, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2020
Xabier Anduaga, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2020
Stella Chen, violinist
New Artist of the Month
May 2020
Theo Hoffman, baritone
New Artist of the Month
April 2020
Zack Winokur, director
New Artist of the Month
March 2020
John Brancy, baritone
New Artist of the Month
February 2020
Maxim Lando, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2020
Hao Zhou, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2019
Michele Gamba, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2019
Lucia Lucas, baritone
New Artist of the Month
October 2019
María Dueñas, violinist
New Artist of the Month
September 2019


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


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