Updated Mar 22, 2023

European Radio Choirs Up in Arms Over BBC Cuts

The chief conductors of all the major European radio choirs have joined the swelling chorus of disapproval about the BBC’s plans to disband its premier choral ensemble, the BBC Singers. … »Read

Three Must-Have Chamber Premieres on Disc (With Sting in the Tail)

Uncovered Three A round-up of outstanding new, or new-to-disc American chamber music, is headed by the latest in Catalyst Quartet’s revelatory “Uncovered” series. The follow up … »Read

Seattle Opera Announces Changes at the Top

Seattle Opera has announced two new appointments starting this month. Marissa Betz-Zall becomes the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO), with Angela Gist as chief operations officer … »Read

Ancient Meets Modern in Bay Area Baroque Season

SAN FRANCISCO—Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) has announced its 2023/24 season, its fourth under the musical directorship of British conductor and harpsichord virtuoso … »Read

Legendary Recording Engineer Marc Aubort Passes at 93

Marc J. Aubort, a legendary sound engineer and classical recording producer, has died. He passed away on March 19 at his home in Connecticut at the age 93. Over a long and productive career, he … »Read

New York Phil Announces Jaap’s Final Season

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2023–24 Season, Jaap van Zweden’s last hurrah as the orchestra’s music director. It's a program strong in new music, commissions, and … »Read

Kentridge's SIBYL Illuminates an Ancient Oracle

Scintillating and droll, potent and puckish, William Kentridge’s multi-valenced chamber opera-cum-film SIBYL had a buoyantly received United States premiere March 17 at Berkeley’s … »Read

Church Choirs Embrace Girls from Westminster to Spain

From a 700-year-old Spanish monastery to London’s Westminster Abbey, it seems that religious institutions are opening their arms at last to welcome girls. Last week, The Guardian reported … »Read

China's Best Orchestras (According to the Chinese Authority)

SHANGHAI—The Chinese Authority has announced a list of the best orchestras in China. “Music of Our Age” is both a campaign and a domestic touring project, overseen and funded by … »Read

Alistair Coleman Becomes YCA Composer-in-Residence

Young Concert Artists (YCA) has announced that Alistair Coleman will be their 2023 composer-in-residence. Coleman, who hails from Washington, DC, was selected out of nearly 150 applications for … »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.

Brandon Acker, plucked instrument specialist
New Artist of the Month
March 2023
Emma O'Halloran, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2023
Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
January 2023
Nina Shekhar, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2022
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


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


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