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Updated Aug 18, 2022

Salzburg I: Kosky's Kát’a Confounds but Satisfies

SALZBURG--The operas staged at this year’s festival were an unusual mix for the 102-year-old event. There was only one Mozart offering, Die Zauberflöte , which was also the only … »Read

Washington Nat'l Opera Names New Head of Young Artist Programs

Washington National Opera has chosen Christopher Cano to be the next director of the Cafritz Young Artists (CYA) and American Opera Initiative (AOI). He starts in September, succeeding Robert … »Read

Denmark's Inaugural Carl Nielson Fest Approaches

The inaugural Carl Nielsen Festival will take place from Aug. 26-30 on the Danish island of Funen, which was the birth place of Denmark’s most prominent composer. “Carl Nielsen … »Read

Gounod's R&J on the Boston Commons

Until Aug. 11, the Boston Commons had not hosted an opera since the Boston Lyric Opera’s 2002 production of Carmen , which drew a crowd estimated at 60,000. The audience for the BLO’s … »Read

Rachel Fine Exits the Wallis for New Cultural Center at Yale

Rachel Fine, executive director and CEO of the Los Angeles-based Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis), is to hold the top administrative post at Yale Schwarzman Center … »Read

The Labyrinthian Path to a Conducting Career

The path to becoming a conductor can be long and arduous. In the U.S., undergraduate conducting programs don’t exist, so those interested in a podium career must pursue it after graduation … »Read

Four New Music Directors: From Young to Un-retired

Hans Graf, music director of the Singapore Symphony, has chosen Venezuelan conductor Rodolfo Barráez to be the orchestra’s next associate conductor. He succeeds Joshua Tan, in the job … »Read

Philly's Academy of Music Gets Some Well-deserved TLC

Built in 1857, the Academy of Music was for many years home to the Philadelphia Orchestra and still hosts an array of events from Broadway shows and holiday standards like The Nutcracker to … »Read

Joyce Theater Gets a New Programming Director

Danni Gee, longtime dance curator for Central Park’s free outdoor festival SummerStage, has been named director of programming for the Joyce Theater, New York’s core dance venue and … »Read

In Innsbruck: Silla, a Rare Opera with an Abudance of Countertenors

INNSBRUCK, Austria—Operas of clemency have a reputation for lame drama. Feats of magnanimity, besides being implausible, tend to strike modern audiences as propaganda for reinforcing the … »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.


Anna Geniushene, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2022
Limmie Pulliam, tenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2022
Julie Roset, soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2022
Jordan Bak, violist
New Artist of the Month
May 2022
Rupert Boyd, guitarist
New Artist of the Month
April 2022
Lee Mills, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2022
Dani Howard, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2022
Dominick Chenes, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2022
Tom Borrow, pianist
New Artist of the Month
December 2021
Jesús Rodolfo, violist
New Artist of the Month
November 2021
Francesca Chiejina, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2021
Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021

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