Updated Aug 21, 2018

The Rimsky Operas at Bard: A Far Cry from the Real Thing

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY--The Bard Music Festival this summer was devoted to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (“and his world,” as ever at Bard). The festival ended on Sunday with a supposedly … »Read

The Latest Replacement at the Concertgebouw

German conductor Michael Sanderling, principal conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic and a frequent guest on European podiums, will make his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in … »Read

Court of Appeals Reversal: 'Remastered' Does Not Constitute 'Original'

In a ruling that could—indeed should—have major reverberations for rights holders of pre-1972 recordings, a Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a 2016 ruling that remastered … »Read

Musicians Make a Mere 12 Percent of Music Biz Revenues

Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions, a division of CITI that puts together studies on issues that affect the global economy, has published an 88-page report titled Putting the Band Back … »Read

Want to Major in the Arts? Not at Goucher College.

Colleges and universities are embracing a variety of strategies to remedy the soaring costs of higher education. One of the most popular is the elimination of courses or departments—usually … »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.

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
Louisa Proske, director
New Artist of the Month
May 2018
Alexi Kenney, violinist
New Artist of the Month
April 2018
Russian Renaissance
New Artist of the Month
March 2018
Abigail Kent, harpist
New Artist of the Month
February 2018
Lucy Dhegrae, vocalist
New Artist of the Month
January 2018
Julia Adolphe, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2017
Taylor Marino, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
November 2017
Seth Parker Woods, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2017
Afendi Yusuf, clarinetist
New Artist of the Month
September 2017
Reena Esmail, composer
New Artist of the Month
August 2017


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