Updated Apr 14, 2021

Two Ohio Orchestras, Two Post-pandemic Approaches

Last Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9, the Cleveland Orchestra performed the final event of its 2020-21 season, an 85-minute program of music for strings led by the orchestra’s Associate … »Read

Small Music School Gets Millions

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former East Carolina University music instructor who promised the school a $500,000 gift actually has left more than ten times that total, which boosts the number … »Read

League's Annual Conference Confronts Pandemic-Caused Issues

Five days of the League of American Orchestra’s annual conference—to be held June 7-17 and, for the second consecutive year, online—will each be devoted to specific topics that … »Read

A Nixon-era Program Could Revive the Embattled Arts

With billions of dollars about to be spent to blunt the devastating impact of the coronavirus on the creative community, the question arises as to how best to distribute them. Some arts leaders … »Read

Barbican Announces In-person Concerts, May-October

The Barbican has announced a full spring and summer season of music, with the return of live audiences beginning on May 17. Prior to that date, performances will be available as live-stream … »Read

Cleveland O Will Return to Blossom, Complete with Conductor Debuts

After more than a year, the Cleveland Orchestra (CO) will resume performing before a live audience in July at the 2021 Blossom Music Festival, the orchestra’s summer home in Cuyahoga Valley … »Read

Update: New Artist Roster Signings

Tomáš Netopil,  general music   director of the Aalto Musiktheater and Philharmonie Essen, has joined the HarrisonParrott roster for worldwide management. He was formerly … »Read

Dallas Opera Joins the Truckers

Joining the  Dallas Symphony’s concert truck and the New York Philharmonic’s soon-to-be-revived Bandwagon , the Dallas Opera introduces OperaTruck, a converted 18-wheeler flatbed … »Read

French Horn as a Key to Gabby Giffords' Recovery

Ten years ago, Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was among 19 people shot outside a supermarket in Tucson. Six died. Giffords survived, and was sent to the Institute for Rehabilitation and … »Read

MET Orchestra Musicians Head to Texas

Texans and New Yorkers may seem strange bedfellows—especially politically—which makes the Dallas Symphony’s invitation to the Met Opera Orchestra musicians for a literal play … »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.

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
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


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