Updated Sep 16, 2019

NY Phil, Toronto Symphony Tap New Players

It’s been one year since the New York Philharmonic suspended principal oboe Liang Wang and associate principal trumpet Matthew Muckey for engaging in “misconduct.” The two have … »Read

Striking Baltimore Players Play Free Concert Under Their Music Director

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians went ahead with their free concert Saturday afternoon in the New Shiloh Baptist Church, the same day as the free season opener at Meyerhoff Hall was … »Read

UK Gov't Offers Brexit Prep Sessions for Its Theaters

Starting next week, theaters in the UK are to receive instruction on how to plan for Brexit, with or without a deal with the European Union. The government has provided funding for its performance … »Read

Renovation of Théâtre du Châtelet Is More Than Physical

The reopening of Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet on Sept. 13 represented more than simply the completion of a much-needed $34.7m renovation. It also marked the ongoing programmatic … »Read

Minnesota Opera to Emphasize Diversity in Casting

A year ago, Priti Gandhi left her post as artistic administrator at the San Diego Opera to become the chief artistic officer of the Minnesota Opera, intent on building on the company’s … »Read

It's Official: Baltimore Musicians on Strike, Concerts Re-scheduled

The Baltimore Symphony has declared its musicians on strike (“The musicians of the BSO have not returned to work this week”) and so has postponed the coming weekend’s opening … »Read

New Era in Chicago: Why the Lyric Chose Mazzola

CHICAGO--The  announcement Thursday that 51-year-old Barcelona-born Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola would become Lyric Opera of Chicago’s third music director beginning in 2021-22 may … »Read

Time for Black Conductors to Step Up

Anthony Parnther takes the podium on Sept. 13 to launch his first season as music director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra (SBSO). One of the very few black conductors in the U.S., he was … »Read

Concert for Lara St. John: 'We Believe You'

In July violinist Lara St. John brought to light a decades-old scandal that continues to embroil Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music in controversy . Her allegations that she was … »Read

Boston Symphony Concertmaster Exits One Week Before Season Opens

Just one week out from the opening of its 138 th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced that its concertmaster of 35 years, Malcolm Lowe, is stepping down, effective immediately. … »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.

María Dueñas, violinist
New Artist of the Month
September 2019
Elena Schwarz, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2019
Salome Jicia, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2019
Gabriella Smith, composer
New Artist of the Month
June 2019
Emmet Cohen, pianist
New Artist of the Month
May 2019
Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
April 2019
Patrick Guetti, bass
New Artist of the Month
March 2019
Evan Kahn, cellist
New Artist of the Month
February 2019
Michael Vincent Waller, composer
New Artist of the Month
January 2019
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


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


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