Updated Apr 19, 2019

Baltimore Symphony May Get $3.2M from State

Things are looking up for the Baltimore Symphony. House Bill 1404, providing $1.6 million to the BSO for the next two fiscal years, is expected to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan in a few weeks. … »Read

Peter Serkin, Murray Perahia, Both Cancelling for Illness

Pianist Peter Serkin [pictured] is down for the count, cancelling his appearances at the Aix Easter Festival this weekend and other engagements on into May. At Aix, he was replaced by Robert Levin … »Read

U.K. Report: Arts Contribute More to the Economy than Agriculture

Research commissioned by the Arts Council of England (ACE) reports that in 2016 arts and culture contributed £10.8bn ($14.15bn) to the U.K.’s economy, a figure that grew by £390m … »Read

Chicago Symphony Concerts Cancelled Through the End of April

All Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) concerts and ancillary events through April 30 have been cancelled, due to the ongoing strike by musicians. They presented a counteroffer to … »Read

Surprise Newcomer to Helm Berkeley Symphony

The Berkeley Symphony Orchestra has announced that Joseph Young, 37, is to be its next music director, succeeding Joana Carneiro, who stepped down last season. He has signed a three-year contract … »Read

The Audience Survives: JACK Attacks All Five Carter Quartets

In 2002 the Pacifica Quartet dazzled listeners at the Miller Theater by tackling all five of Elliott Carter’s string quartets in a single concert. Now the JACK Quartet has followed suit, … »Read

On Site Opera Launches Mobile App for Real-time Supertitles

What’s an opera company to do about super/surtitles when there is no projection screen available, much less the technology required to project titles? In the case of On Site Opera, whose … »Read

ROH Loses Its Appeal on Damaged Hearing Case

The U.K. Court of Appeal has ruled that the Royal Opera House (ROH)  failed to take reasonable steps to protect the hearing of violist Christopher Goldscheider [pictured] during a 2012 … »Read

Cantonese Opera Has a New and Unlikely Star

Donald Trump, no fan of the arts, is unwittingly helping to preserve one of China’s threatened cultural treasures—the Cantonese opera. Trump on Show , a new opera by Edward Li … »Read

Aspen Hires New General Manager

Justin Brown, current manager of concert operations for the New York Philharmonic, has been appointed VP and general manager of the Aspen Music Festival and School. He starts June 20, succeeding … »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.

Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
April 2019
Patrick Guetti, bass
New Artist of the Month
March 2019
Evan Kahn, cellist
New Artist of the Month
February 2019
Michael Vincent Waller, composer
New Artist of the Month
January 2019
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
New Artist of the Month
December 2018
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
New Artist of the Month
November 2018
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


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