Updated Sep 17, 2021

Sun & Sea: As the World Burns, We Languish in the Flames

Is it a day at the beach? A ship of fools? The end of the world? All such answers—and more—are appropriate to Sun & Sea , the category-defying installation (for lack of a better … »Read

Met Opera to Stage Anthony Davis's X

NEW YORK--With its first opera by a Black composer premiering ten days from today, the Metropolitan Opera has announced its second, coming just two years from now: Anthony Davis’s X: The … »Read

APAP to Distribute Up to $50,000 Each to 50 Presenters

A grant of $3M from The Andrew W. Melon Foundation will enable The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) to assist members and their artist/ensemble partners to reopen venues, resume … »Read

COT Mounts Genderfluid Carmen

Carmen is not the first opera that comes to mind when mezzo-sopranos Jamie Barton and Stephanie Blythe square off opposite one another singing lead roles. But in the Chicago Opera Theater’s … »Read

Ojai Launches 2021 Festival; Reveals 2022 Music Director

As it launches its 75 th edition this weekend under Music Director John Adams, the Ojai Music Festival and Artistic/Executive Director Ara Guzelimian have laid out plans for 2022, to be under the … »Read

Bejun Mehta Stars in Haymarket Opera's Orlando

CHICAGO—Artistically, Haymarket Opera Company is firmly planted in the Baroque era. For the past decade, the company has been charming Chicago opera lovers with zesty, elegant performances … »Read

Recording Sales Up by 27 Percent in First Half of 2021

New statistics from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reveal that the U.S. recorded music industry generated $7.1bn in retail value during the first two quarters of 2021, a 27 … »Read

SFSymphony Adds to Conducting Roster

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) has added three men and a woman to its conducting staff in advance of the 2021–22 season. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser joins as the resident conductor of … »Read

Warner Classics U.K. Names a New Director

Sean Michael Gross is to be the new director of Warner Classics U.K., reporting to Alain Landeron, president of Warner Classics and Erato, based in Paris. Gross succeeds Patrick Lemanski, who left … »Read

Jaap van Zweden to Exit the New York Philharmonic

Jaap van Zweden will leave the music directorship of the New York Philharmonic as of the end of 2023-24. “It is not out of frustration, it’s not out of anger, it’s not out of a … »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.

Martin García García, pianist
New Artist of the Month
September 2021
< /p> Tianxu An, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2021
Randall Scotting, countertenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2021
Geneva Lewis, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2021
Tiffany Poon, pianist
New (Video) Artist of the Month
May 2021
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


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