Updated Feb 16, 2018

Of Rings and Waves: Van Zweden Conducts the NY Phil

NEW YORK—When the New York Philharmonic announced in 2016 that Jaap van Zweden would be its next music director, he was not especially known here as an opera conductor. Yet he had … »Read

Lee Lamont Dies at 86

Lenore "Lee" Tagliamonte, known professionally as Lee Lamont, died in her sleep the morning of February 13. She was 86. Among the very first women to break the glass ceiling in artist management, … »Read

Winnipeg Names New Music Director

Russian conductor Daniel Raiskin is to be the next music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, effective next August. He succeeds Alexander Mickelthwate, now the music director of the … »Read

Reports of the CD's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Several trends in music sales suggest that the CD is on life support. A Billboard analysis of Nielsen's 2017 Year-End Music Report found that CD sales declined 20 percent in 2017, to 88.2 million … »Read

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Takes Met Helm Early; 2018-19 Season Announced

The good news for the Met’s 2018-19 season is the arrival of Yannick Nézet-Séguin two seasons earlier than originally planned, thanks to a $15 million gift from 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.

Abigail Kent, harpist
New Artist of the Month
February 2018
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018
Julia Adolphe, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2017
Taylor Marino, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2017
Seth Parker Woods, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2017
Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017
Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017


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