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Updated Jul 23, 2021

Study Reveals the Vaccination Conundrum Facing Orchestras

The League of American Orchestras has partnered with WolfBrown’s Audience Outlook Monitor to survey potential audience members about their current willingness to return to live events. The … »Read

San Francisco Opera Chorus Director to Retire After 35 Years

Ian Robertson, Chorus Director at San Francisco Opera, is to retire at the end of 2021 after a remarkable 35 years in the role. His period with SFO constitutes the longest tenure of any individual … »Read

Tributes Flow for LA Legend Guido Lamell

Guido Lamell, Music Director of the Santa Monica Symphony, and for over 40 years a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, passed away on July 13 after suffering a heart attack. Lamell, a … »Read

Priti Gandhi is Portland Opera’s New Artistic Director

Portland Opera has announced that Priti Gandhi will be the company’s new Artistic Director. Gandhi arrives from Minnesota Opera where she was Chief Artistic Officer. Her responsibilities … »Read

Kennedy Center Announces Honors Class of ‘21

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the five recipients of the 44th Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. They are bass-baritone and opera star … »Read

Finally, Maryland Gives Baltimore SO $1.5M to Continue Turnaround

The state of Maryland has given the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $1.5 million, the first instalment of a multi-year bridge of support. The monies were appropriated to the BSO as a result of … »Read

BBC Upgrades Proms in Bid for Full Houses

The BBC Proms has announced that it will put all of its remaining tickets on sale for this summer’s classical music festival. Up until now the organization had made just 1,000 seats … »Read

Orpheus Celebrates Half Century with a Cube-full of Treasure

It’s hard to believe Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is turning 50 next year. There’s something eternally youthful about its limber sound, and something that still smacks of the teenage … »Read

Oksana Lyniv: An Interview with Bayreuth’s First Lady

Last year's Bayreuth Festival was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year, history will be made again when Oksana Lyniv becomes the first woman to mount a podium previously occupied by the likes … »Read

NEA Announces Another Pair of Biden-Harris Appointees

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced the appointment of Diane Dewhirst as its Senior Deputy Chairperson, and Hannah Schwartz as Director of Strategic Priorities and Projects. … »Read

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HONORS & AWARDS


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.


Randall Scotting, countertenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2021
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

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