Updated Jan 17, 2020

Daniel Harding to Exit the Podium for the Cockpit for a Year

Daniel Harding, just on the heels of a guest podium appearance with the New York Philharmonic, will take a year’s sabbatical from conducting to focus on his other career, as a pilot. (He … »Read

One Week from the Grammys, Academy's CEO Suspended

The Grammys will go on as planned next week, but the organization that presides over and in some cases decides them, is in crisis. Having responded to former Recording Academy President Neil … »Read

MD Governor Blocks $1.6m to Baltimore Symphony--Again

Even with having secured $7.25 million in private monies to help stabilize its finances, the Baltimore Symphony is still at the bottom of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s list for a promised … »Read

Franz Liszt Chamber Ensemble Names Artistic Director

Cellist István Várdai is to be the artistic director of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (FLCO), a new concept for an ensemble whose history has seen its leaders either within the … »Read

Not All Berliners Are Thrilled with Domingo's Appearances There

Plácido Domingo appeared last night at the Berlin Staatsoper in Traviata , but some were not happy about it and protested outside the hall. He is still scheduled to sing there next Tuesday … »Read

Missouri Would Censor Books, Jail Noncompliant Librarians

A Missouri state representative has introduced a bill that would remove state funding from any public library that allows minors to access "age-inappropriate sexual material." “I want to be … »Read

Prototype: Ellen West Gets Its NY Debut, plus a Collage of Women's Voices

If it’s January it must be Prototype. Now in its eighth year, New York’s laboratory for original opera and music theater works goes from strength to strength, a combination of artistic … »Read

Alan Gilbert Returns to His 'Adopted Hometown'

Alan Gilbert, erstwhile music director of the New York Philharmonic, is going back to Stockholm. The former and now laureate music director of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic is to be the music … »Read

A Few Recent Artist Signings

In its first signings since the new team was in place, Colbert Artists Management has added Canadian-American violinist Timothy Chooi for North American representation. Chooi, winner of the 2018 … »Read

UK Report Reflects Huge Impact of the Arts on Climate Change

Sustaining Great Art and Culture 2018/19 , a new collaborative report from the Arts Council England and the environmental charity Julie’s Bicycle, offers considerable insight into the impact … »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.

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
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


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