Updated Oct 19, 2018

La Scala Loggionisti Claim Foul Play

MILAN--Scenes of rage erupted outside La Scala last week, with the loggionisti boisterously complaining of a lack of access to tickets for the much anticipated Prima, opening night of the season, … »Read

Competitions, Conflicts of Interest, and Looming Deadlines

Another auspicious artist named Wang has emerged on the pianist scene. Concert Artists Guild on Wednesday announced that Yinuo Wang [pictured], a 22-year-old pianist from Beijing, China, captured … »Read

Dudamel Gets Gish Prize, Largely for YOLA Efforts

On Oct. 18 the Gish Prize Trust named Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as the 25 th annual recipient of the $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. … »Read

Nina Stemme Receives the $1M Nilsson Prize at a Grand Gala

STOCKHOLM—Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme was awarded the 2018 Birgit Nilsson Prize amidst festivities that would do any operatic gala proud. The award ceremony in the Royal Opera House … »Read

Lucerne Symphony Get an Endowment Boost of CHF15M

The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, which traces its origins to the turn of the 19th century, has received an endowment gift of 15 million francs, to be named for its benefactors, Michael and Emmy Lou … »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.

Robert Trevino, conductor
New Artist of the Month
October 2018
Nilo Alcala, composer
New Artist of the Month
September 2018
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


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