Updated Jan 22, 2019

San Francisco Opera Offers Britten, Bates, and Mozart in 2019-20

Productions of Romeo and Juliet, Billy Budd , and Manon Lescaut , the start of a multi-year project devoted to the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, and the Bay Area premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve … »Read

Preliminary Designs Unveiled for London's New Music Center

Sir Simon’s dream of a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra, before he even became its music director, has by now evolved into a massive project embraced by multiple parties and in the … »Read

Solving the Diversity Problem in Opera: Blind Auditions

In March, By Voice Alone , a new vocal competition, will begin utilizing blind auditions like those in U.S. orchestras and hopefully bring some diversity to the world of opera. “This is all … »Read

A Shift in the David Daniels Lawsuit

The counterclaim that U-Mich professor and countertenor David Daniels filed against Andrew Lipian in December appears to have had an effect. Lipian has sued the singer, alleging Daniels had … »Read

Plans Afoot to Make Floating Concert Hall Viable Again

Point Counterpoint II , the only vessel designed by the famed architect Louis Kahn that is still afloat, hopes to find a second life in Pahokee, FL. Built in 1976 to commemorate the U.S. … »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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