Updated Apr 24, 2017

Ludovic Morlot Will Exit Seattle Symphony

Ludovic Morlot is moving on. Late Friday afternoon, word arrived from the Seattle Symphony that the French conductor would be stepping down as music director in 2019, after having been in the job … »Read

Mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson Dies at 54

Mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson, who 12 years ago originated the role of Kitty in John Adams’s Dr. Atomic , has died at the age of 54. The cause was cancer. Jepson’s career included … »Read

Budding Violinist Gets a Prosthetic Arm from College Students' Project

Virginia undergrads teamed up for their final project to build a hot pink prosthetic arm using a 3-D printer for a 10-year-old violinist.   Isabella Nicola Cabrera, an impossibly cute fifth … »Read

MET Orchestra Players' Outreach Concert Funded by Independent Grant

As part of their community outreach initiative, independent of the Met Opera, MET Orchestra musicians are planning to perform today at a veterans’ facility in Manhattan. The free concert … »Read

Trump and Pavarotti: BFFs?

Last Thursday, President Trump at a news conference declared the late Luciano Pavarotti “a great friend of mine.” On his late night TV show on Friday, Jimmy Kimmel quipped, … »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.

Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016


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