Updated Jun 1, 2020

Met Cancels Fall Season, New Productions

It was inevitable: “Given the enormous organizational complexity of the Met’s schedule, we have no choice but to cancel our fall season,” General Manager Peter Gelb said in a … »Read

MA's Free Guide to Free Streams, June 1-8

We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five … »Read

IDAGIO Offers a Way for Artists to Be Paid for Their Streams

Classical music streaming service IDAGIO has launched a new online concert venue: The Global Concert Hall (GCH) is an audiovisual platform that enables artists and ensembles to offer exclusive … »Read

French Conductors, Coming and Going

French violinist and conductor Renaud Capuçon is to succeed Joshua Weilerstein as artistic director of the Orchestre de Chamber Lausann e (OCL) as of the 2021-22 season. His most recent … »Read

Scottish Opera, Forced to Regroup in the Past, Is Ready for the 'New Normal'

This is a terrible time for opera companies. The coronavirus pandemic has left stages dark, and every night the curtain fails to rise represents thousands in lost revenue. The Scottish Opera is no … »Read

New Artist of the Month: Tenor Xabier Anduaga

MILAN--During the opening performance of Ricciardo e Zoraide at the 2017 Rossini Opera Festival in Pisaro, tenor Xabier Anduaga turned a few heads, including this one. Opening the duet "S'ella mi … »Read

Artistic Director of Lincoln Center to Exit After 27 Years

Jane Moss, artistic director of the presenting arm of Lincoln Center—which includes Mostly Mozart, Great Performers, the White Light Festival, and more—will step down from her post on … »Read

Four European Orchestras, Back on Stage--Cautiously

As parts of Europe emerge from the lockdown, a few, largely state-supported orchestras are taking baby steps back to the concert hall. In Berlin, where restaurants are open for dining in, the … »Read

Catching up on Artist Management Moves

Masaaki and Masato Suzuki, respectively the founder and principal conductor of Bach Collegium Japan , have joined HarrisonParrott for general management. They previously were with Hazard Chase, … »Read

'Rescue and Restart': Australian Arts Groups Get $50M

Many of Australia’s largest performing arts organizations are posed to benefit from an infusion of $50m from the state of New South Wales (NSW)to offset losses incurred during the pandemic. … »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.

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
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


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


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