Updated May 27, 2022

Cleveland O Nabs Israel Phil's Concertmaster

David Radzynski, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015, is to be the next concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra. He succeeds William Preucil, who was initially suspended … »Read

May Competitions: A Flood of Winning Results

Concert Artists Guild today announces the four winners of its annual Victor Elmaleh Virtual Competition. They are: soprano Magdalena … »Read

The Cliburn Returns, with a Few Key Changes

After a year’s delay, the 16th iteration of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition returns to Fort Worth on June 2. Thirty pianists ages 19 to 31 will represent 15 … »Read

League Announces New Commissioning Program for Women

The League of American Orchestras has announced the new Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program. With the foundation’s support, the League will partner with the … »Read

Ojai Festival Appoints Rhiannon Giddens Music Director for 2023

The Ojai Music Festival’s music director for the 2023 edition will be composer, singer, fiddle and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens. Festival Artistic and Executive Director Ara Guzelimian … »Read

Atlanta Hires Its Music Director's Former Manager for Senior Post

French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, has brought along a close French-born advisor and colleague to be her artistic right-hand. He is … »Read

SFCM Names First Artist Apprentice for Opus 3 Roster

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and Opus 3 Artists have introduced the Artist Apprentice Program, a mentorship pairing seasoned managers with an outstanding early-career musician … »Read

Cleveland O Taps Eager Assistant Conductor

Up-and-coming Norwegian conductor Daniel Reith is to be The Cleveland Orchestra’s next assistant conductor, as of next season. He will also serve as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra … »Read

CSO's MusicNOW Gets a Shot of Adrenalin

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW concert on May 23 ended the 24th iteration of its new music series on a high note. Curated by Read

Glimmerglass Names Zambello's Successor

Robert Ainsley, director of the Cafritz Young Artists Program and the American Opera Initiative at the Washington National Opera (WNO), is to be the next artistic and general director of 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.

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
Jesús Rodolfo, violist
New Artist of the Month
November 2021
Francesca Chiejina, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2021
Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
Tianxu An, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2021
Randall Scotting, countertenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2021
Geneva Lewis, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2021


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