Updated Nov 30, 2022

Horowitz Competition for Young Pianists Will Move to Geneva

The invasion of Ukraine has led the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, usually held in Kyiv, to accept the invitation of the World Federation of … »Read

Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony: ''Blossoming together.''

Just over a year ago, the San Diego Symphony opened its $85 million Rady Shell at Jacobs Park with much fanfare, a kind of post-pandemic coming out party for the city, the orchestra, and its … »Read

LPO Brings Sir Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time Into Focus

LONDON--Ralph Vaughan Williams and Michael Tippett might seem odd bedfellows, yet both men were committed socialists who devoted much time to community music-making. Not only that, despite Vaughan … »Read

The ENO Is Forced to Move: Manchester Responds

Art Council England’s (ACE) decision to cut English National Opera’s (ENO) annual funding by 50 percent earlier this month, coupled with a new £17m grant contingent on the … »Read

International Opera Luminaries Sign Letter of Protest to ENO Cuts

Within days of Arts Council England’s announced funding cuts , Bryn Terfel launched a petition to reinstate the funding to the English National Opera. To date,  Terfel’s … »Read

The Hours: Contemporary Music Theater at Its Best

When Renée Fleming bid a fond farewell to the Met Opera in 2017, singing her final Marschallin in Rosenkavalier , she did say that she might return one day should the right project come … »Read

Music Director Updates

Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno [pictured] has renewed his music directorship with the Toronto Symphony through the 2029-30 season. The 46-year-old maestro first signed on 2020-21, succeeding … »Read

DG Launches Subscription Streaming Site

Deutsche Grammophon has launched STAGE+, a streaming platform that offers access to the latest audio and video recordings on DG and Decca, concert and operatic performances from the … »Read

Esperanza Spalding Leaving Harvard, Citing Its Passive Nod to Black and Native Life 'Exploitation'

After five years as a professor in the music department at Harvard, jazz musician  Esperanza E. Spalding has announced she is leaving the university to return to her hometown of Portland, … »Read

Opening Night of Teatro San Carlo Cancelled

Early arrivals to Teatro San Carlo’s eagerly anticipated opening of the season on Saturday in Naples were surprised to discover that Claus Guth’s new production of Don Carlo had been … »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.

Zlatomir Fung, cellist
New Artist of the Month
November 2022
Jonathan Swensen, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2022
Lauren Fagan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
September 2022
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


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


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