Updated Jun 22, 2021

Pretty Yende Detained, Strip-searched by French Authorities

PARIS (AP) — South African opera star Pretty Yende said she was detained by French authorities, strip searched and held in a dark room at Paris’s main airport after arriving this week … »Read

LA Phil Rolls Out a Dazzler for 2021-22

LOS ANGELES – So there will be music in Walt Disney Concert Hall this fall and winter after all, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic revealed plans for its 2021-2022 season on Tuesday. The … »Read

Chicago Opera Theater's Intriguing New Season

The Chicago Opera Theater flexes its muscle next season as Chicago’s distinctively “other” opera company. Showing creative chic, it has come up with a concert version of Carmen … »Read

Rome Opera Taps Gatti's Successor

Michele Mariotti has been named as successor to Daniele Gatti as music director of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The 42-year-old Italian conductor, currently music director at Teatro … »Read

Hilary Hahn to Be CSO's First Artist in Residence

The Chicago Symphony, which plans to unveil its 2021-22 season next month, has announced its first artist in residence; she is Hilary Hahn, a violinist of worldwide fame, of course, but also one … »Read

Changes at the Top for Heartbeat Opera

Louisa Proske, co-founder and co-artistic director of Heartbeat Opera, will step down to become associate artistic director of Oper Halle; she will, at the same time stay connected to the bold, … »Read

Gianna Rolandi Dies at 68

American soprano Gianna Rolandi died at her home in Chicago on June 20, 2021. She was 68. Born in New York City in 1952, she grew up in South Carolina and first studied violin and voice at the … »Read

MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, June 21-28

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

Harlem Chamber Players Honor Juneteenth with the Premiere of Hailstork's TULSA 2021

This year’s commemorations received a boost when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. The event dates back to the end of the Civil War when, on June … »Read

Korean Baritone Wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

South Korean baritone Gihoon Kim won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 on the weekend, the sole male among the five finalists. Held in Wales on the stage of an empty St. David's Hall in … »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.

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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