Updated Oct 22, 2018

Sheku Makes His American Orchestral Debut

SEATTLE, WA—Last May, when he performed three pieces at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markl, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason enchanted a global audience, piquing the interest of … »Read

Evans Mirages to Exit Atlanta

Evans Mirageas will exit his post as VP of artistic planning for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in December; he plans to spend more time with the Cincinnati Opera, where he has (simultaneously) … »Read

Fisticuffs in the Concert Hall

Classical music’s oft touted ability to soothe the savage breast came up short during an Oct. 11 concert by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Malmo, Sweden. As the Adagietto movement of … »Read

Muhly's Marnie Hasn't Improved Since Its ENO Premiere

NEW YORK—On paper, adapting Winston Graham’s 1961 novel Marnie as an opera isn’t a bad idea. The tale of theft and deceit orbits around the title character, whose life is a chain … »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



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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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