Updated Dec 12, 2018

The Musical Awards Reception: 2019 Edition

“We live in a society that is hostile towards classical music and serious art in general….So it is wonderful to have such organizations as Musical America that still have a voice in … »Read

Three Women Conductors Sign to New Management

French conductor Laurence Equilbey has signed with Columbia Artists for North American representation. Director of the period-instrument ensemble Insula Orchestra and the Accentus Choir, which she … »Read

At Juilliard: Brahms, Saariaho, and Adams as Not-so-strange Bedfellows

It must be quite a thrill for a student orchestra to be conducted by America’s best-known living composer, and in a substantial piece of his own music to boot. Kudos then to the Juilliard … »Read

Seattle Opera Center Preps for Grand Opening

On Dec. 15 the public gets a chance to see what $60 million has bought for the Seattle Opera during the grand-opening celebration of the company’s new headquarters. The 105,000-square-foot, … »Read

A (Literally) Life-saving Concert

An 89-year-old music lover’s recent attendance at a chamber music concert very likely saved her life. As the Mistral ensemble was about to begin the third work in its concert at St. … »Read



Law and Disorder by GG Arts Law

Career Advice by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

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.

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
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018


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


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