Updated Jun 20, 2019

The Light in the Piazza Makes Its U.K. Debut

LONDON—Fifteen years on from its much-fêted Broadway premiere, Adam Guettel’s romantic musical The Light in the Piazza finally reaches the London stage as a short-run showcase … »Read

Anthony Davis Weighs in on The Central Park Five

SAN PEDRO, CA— “Now, I am awake,” the protagonists of The Central Park Five sing collectively in the Prologue. Projected headline images telescope the timeline: These are the … »Read

Four Movements, Four Maestros: Andrew Patner's Reviews of the CSO

A Portrait in Four Movements , a new collection of reviews of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performances by Andrew Patner, serves to remind us that a critic’s role can involve building … »Read

Do Trump's Border Watchdogs Have It Out for Artists, Too?

Will foreign artists ever be able to perform in the U.S. again? Lately, it seems as if the U.S. Department of State is determined to discourage any performer or ensemble from applying for a visa … »Read

David Pountney, Alexander Goehr Honored by RPS

The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has added two new honorary members—opera director Sir David Pountney and composer Alexander Goehr—to its roster of musical illuminati. Carl Maria … »Read

Stephen Lord Resigns from MOT and OTSL

Following allegations of sexual misconduct reported Tuesday night in the Twin Cities Arts Reader , conductor Stephen Lord has resigned as principal conductor of the Michigan Opera Theater and as … »Read

Teatro Regio Torino Intendant Booed at Season Launch

Scenes of outrage erupted at the launch of the new season at Turin's Teatro Regio on Monday, with Mayor Chiara Appendino and Superintendent William Graziosi [pictured] booed and whistled at by a … »Read

CBSO Partners with Music School: A First for a U.K. Orchestra

The Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) are partnering to create a specialist music school, the first such partnership for an orchestra in … »Read

In Wales, a Tale of Two Prisons: Dallapiccola's and Beethoven's

CARDIFF—David Pountney’s swansong from Welsh National Opera will no doubt be seen as the epic production of War and Peace that opened in Fall ’18 and returns next month. But he … »Read

Wiener Staatsoper to Launch New Young Artist Program

The Wiener Staatsoper is inviting singers born after January 1, 1990 who have “completed their vocal studies” to apply for its new Young Artists Program, set to launch in the fall of … »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.

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
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
New Artist of the Month
August 2018
Hanzhi Wang, accordionist
New Artist of the Month
July 2018
Eun Sun Kim, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2018


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