Updated Oct 21, 2020

Beth Morrison Heads to Music Academy/West in Summer 2021

In the second New York meets California music biz partnership to be announced within the last 24 hours, Beth Morrison and her BMP team will spend four weeks next summer working with the students … »Read

Anne-Sophie on Covid-19 and Diversity

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, onetime Musical America Artist of the Year, used her recent acceptance speech upon receiving the Instrumentalist of the Year/Violin Opus Klassik prize in Berlin as a … »Read

A New Opera About Susan B. Anthony to Premiere--Digitally

Virgil Thompson is about to get a run for his money. On October 26, The Trial of Susan B. Anthony , a one- woman opera composed by Steven Mark Kohn, is to receive its pre-recorded world premiere … »Read

Here's One Orchestra That Won't Disappear

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has returned (carefully) to rehearsals. And that’s a very good thing, insists Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, who had to travel from his home in … »Read

Last Surviving American-Owned 'Big 3' Management Firm Purchased by SFCM

In a move that brings new meaning to the much sought-after connection between training music students and employing them, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has, through the … »Read

And Now, the LA Phil

The shoes just keep dropping. Last week it was the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Today it is the Los Angeles Philharmonic that is announcing the shutdown of its entire … »Read

Four Terrific Miniatures, Live at the Royal Opera

“In 2020, making opera suddenly got harder,” flashes the opening subtitle. True, but while the U.S. is still making do with opera at the drive-in, over in Europe the artform is taking … »Read

Kimmel Center in Search of a New Business Model

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, soon to be 20 years old, to rethink its business model. For the past decade, the center city arts complex, whose resident … »Read

Beware the Thermal Plume: Aerosol Study with Minnesota O

Mechanical engineers from the University of Minnesota are working with the Minnesota Orchestra to determine the strength and concentration of aerosols produced by brass and woodwind instruments. … »Read

Two New Artist Signings

French cellist Bruno Philippe has signed with Askonas Holt for general management having previously been with l’agence, which will now represent him solely in France. A onetime prize-winner … »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.

Tabea Debus, recorder player
New Artist of the Month
October 2020
Katherine Balch, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2020
Daniela Candillari, conductor 
New Artist of the Month
August 2020
Vuvu Mpofu, soprano
New Artist of the Month
July 2020
Xabier Anduaga, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2020
Stella Chen, violinist
New Artist of the Month
May 2020
Theo Hoffman, baritone
New Artist of the Month
April 2020
Zack Winokur, director
New Artist of the Month
March 2020
John Brancy, baritone
New Artist of the Month
February 2020
Maxim Lando, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2020
Hao Zhou, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2019
Michele Gamba, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2019


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


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