Updated Jun 15, 2021

The NY Phil Is On the Move in 2021-22

Two significant “firsts” mark the New York Philharmonic’s upcoming season: the first time playing together in 18 months and the first in memory to perform outside of its home … »Read

Berlin Phil in 2021-22: A Lost Generation Rediscovered

For the Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 season, which launches at the end of August, Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko has chosen the theme “Lost Generation,” focusing on composers … »Read

Delayed Opening in UK Leaves the Entertainment Biz 'Devastated'

For purveyors and fans of live music and theater in the U.K., a four-week delay in response to the appearance of the more transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 has pushed  opening for live … »Read

Magda Krance Exits Chicago Lyric: 'The Landscape Has Changed.'

When Magda Krance, the Lyric Opera’s director of media relations, retires at the end of June, she will leave behind a world markedly different from the one she entered 30 years ago. Gone are … »Read

Verdi Conservatory Students Adjust to Pandemic Restraints

MILAN (AP) — Before the pandemic, students at Italy’s oldest and largest music conservatory were always told to move “closer, closer, closer” when they played together. … »Read

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, June 14-21

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

OTSL Unearths Highway 1 by William Grant Still

Opening in May, Opera Theater of St. Louis became one of the first companies in the U.S. to offer the semblance of a season to a live audience. The al fresco venue, with 263 socially distanced … »Read

Jaime Martín to Succeed Sir Andrew Davis in Melbourne

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, est. 1906, has named Jaime Martín as successor to Sir Andrew Davis as its chief conductor. He starts in 2022, three years subsequent to Davis’s … »Read

Grant Llewellyn Is Back on the Podium, Stroke Impairments Be Damned

The stroke that sidelined the 60-year-old Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn last summer took three days to develop. What began as a “funny feeling” gradually progressed to the point that … »Read

Juilliard Students Protest Tuition Hike, Among Other Issues

The Juilliard School’s projected annual tuition raise of four percent—from $49,260 to $51,230—has led students to occupy parts of its Lincoln Center campus and then protest on … »Read



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An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead


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.

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
Vuvu Mpofu, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2020


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