Updated Sep 16, 2021

Bejun Mehta Stars in Haymarket Opera's Orlando

CHICAGO—Artistically, Haymarket Opera Company is firmly planted in the Baroque era. For the past decade, the company has been charming Chicago opera lovers with zesty, elegant performances … »Read

Recording Sales Up by 27 Percent in First Half of 2021

New statistics from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reveal that the U.S. recorded music industry generated $7.1bn in retail value during the first two quarters of 2021, a 27 … »Read

SFSymphony Adds to Conducting Roster

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) has added three men and a woman to its conducting staff in advance of the 2021–22 season. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser joins as the resident conductor of … »Read

Warner Classics U.K. Names a New Director

Sean Michael Gross is to be the new director of Warner Classics U.K., reporting to Alain Landeron, president of Warner Classics and Erato, based in Paris. Gross succeeds Patrick Lemanski, who left … »Read

Jaap van Zweden to Exit the New York Philharmonic

Jaap van Zweden will leave the music directorship of the New York Philharmonic as of the end of 2023-24. “It is not out of frustration, it’s not out of anger, it’s not out of a … »Read

Met Opera Offers Free Simulcast of Fire Opening in Harlem

The occasion of opening night 2021 at the Metropolitan Opera grows more momentous as the date of September 27 approaches. The latest news about the first opera on this stage in 18 months— … »Read

CBSO Names Mirga's Successor

Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada is to succeed Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla as chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) as of April 2023; he moves up from the post of principal … »Read

Il Paradiso di Dante Offers Enlightenment at Its Premiere

MILAN--Italy has organized an array of initiatives to mark the ongoing 700th anniversary year of Dante Alighieri’s death, but one stands out for its originality. In Padua’s lavishly … »Read

Recognition for Katherine Dunham Is Long Overdue

Katherine Dunham deserves far more recognition than she receives as the pioneer in Black dance in America. Born in 1909 to multi-racial parents in Joliet, Illinois, she had founded the … »Read

Teresa Zylis-Gara Dies at 91

Polish soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara died on Aug. 28 in Lodz, Poland at age 91. At the height of her career in the late 1960s, the 1970s, and the early 1980s, she appeared regularly at 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.

Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
< /p> 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
Tiffany Poon, pianist
New (Video) Artist of the Month
May 2021
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2021
Lio Kuokman, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2021
Nicholas Namoradze, pianist/composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2021
Brian Giebler, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2021
Samuel Mariño, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2020
Liza Stepanova, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2020
Tabea Debus, recorder player
New Artist of the Month
October 2020


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