Updated Nov 14, 2019

A Stunning, Spiritual Experience in Alice Tully Hall

Once one of the bad boys of British music, James MacMillan—now Sir James MacMillan—still regularly manages to raise an eyebrow or two. His outspoken views on politics (he’s a … »Read

Miami Oboist Dies in Tragic Fall

A tragic fall down a flight of stairs has claimed the life of oboist Janice Thomson, 62; the incident occurred Sunday night in a University of Miami concert hall, just prior to a performance by … »Read

Marin Alsop Bemoans Missed Opportunities in Baltimore

During Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) lockout last summer, Marin Alsop, the ensemble’s music director, was notably silent. At a meeting on Nov. 12 in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, she broke … »Read

Coming Attractions: Ojai 2020

Ojai Music Festival 2020’s Music Director Matthias Pintscher [pictured] has announced his programming for the June 11-14 event, together with the Festival’s Artistic-director-in-brief, … »Read

Where's Chattanooga Symphony's Concertmaster?

A fraught relationship with violinist Holly Mulcahy has left the Chattanooga Symphony (CSO) without its concertmaster since its season opened in early October. In August Mulcahy  sued the … »Read

Previewing Prototype 2020, Opera's Cutting Edge

This year’s Prototype Festival, which runs January 9-19 at a number of different NYC venues, boasts six works, some of them premieres, all of them new, by no less than 23 composers and … »Read

Noseda's LSO Connection Helps the National Symphony Launch Its Own Label

For its first recording under Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, the National Symphony Orchestra will go into business with the London Symphony’s LSO Live label, pairing the Suite from … »Read

UK Study: Artist Managers Are Underpaid and Overworked

A report from the Music Managers Forum (MMF) suggests that the expanding role of music managers and an outmoded compensation model are threatening the profession’s continued viability. Roles … »Read

Montreal and András Schiff: Not a Good Fit

Chances are good that András Schiff [pictured] will not be reappearing with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) any time soon. The pianist’s recent performances were to … »Read

Salzburg Festival Announces 2020

The Salzburg Festival has announced its 2020 season, and among the highlights are what Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser characterizes as a “very courageous” Don Giovanni … »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.

Michele Gamba, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2019
Lucia Lucas, baritone
New Artist of the Month
October 2019
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


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