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Updated Nov 27, 2020

La Scala Gala to Go Ahead, as an All-star Stream

MILAN (AP) — La Scala opera house announced Wednesday that it will broadcast a gala event featuring stars including Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann on the night of its … »Read

Italy Shuts Its Theaters, but Donizetti Festival Presses On

Time was when the cancellation of two superstar tenors would send a producer of opera into a panic. But that was before the coronavirus, which at least has served to put catastrophic events in … »Read

Newport Music Festival Taps Executive Director

Gillian Friedman Fox is to take on the 53 rd season of the Newport Music Festival as its executive director. She arrives January 4, 2021 after two years at the Dallas Symphony as director of … »Read

Maestro Arts Names New Managing Director

London-based Maestro Arts has named Jordi Martin Mont as its new managing director. He succeeds Rachel van Walsum, who moves to the position of director and artist manager. Martin Mont has been … »Read

New Gadget Promises to Revolutionize Royalty Monitoring

Checking royalties due can be a complex, laborious, and sometimes contentious exercise for artists. The London-based company Audoo promises to simplify the process and ensure that artists get the … »Read

Sir David to Return to Covent Garden

Sir David Webster—or rather his portrait—is soon to be back in the Royal Opera House (ROH), where he served as director from 1945 to 1970. In October the ROH decided to have … »Read

Live Opera Returns to Covent Garden with a Splendid Ariodante

The Royal Opera House’s latest livestream was a double homecoming. In 1734, Handel relocated his opera company from Lincoln’s Inn Fields to the old Theatre Royal, the building … »Read

Shanghai Quartet Has a New Violinist

The Shanghai Quartet has chosen a new violinist to succeed Yi-Wen Jiang, who was fired last March for some inappropriate social media postings. (Yi-Wen Jiang is currently suing the quartet and … »Read

Seattle Offers Live-streamed Premiere from Benaroya Hall

SEATTLE, WA — Like an artfully spliced film sequence, the highlight of Seattle Symphony’s concert on November 19 seemed to bridge the painful months separating us from the pre-COVID-19 … »Read

LA Opera Announces 2021-22

Like its onstage peers, the Los Angeles Opera will not resume in-person performances until fall of 2021. Between Sept. 18, 2021, and June 18, 2022, the company plans 41 performances of five … »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.


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
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

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