Updated Jun 7, 2023

New ROH Trovatore Loses Its Way

LONDON—The years 1851-53 found Verdi in a hot vein of inspiration. Rigoletto and La traviata are indelible masterpieces in which Bel Canto and ardent romance merge into a potent mode of … »Read

Two New Music Directors, Two Credentialled Orchestras

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO), now in its 85 th year, has hired American conductor Maurice Cohn as its 11 th music director, effective immediately. He arrives after a two-year … »Read

KenCen Senior VP Heads to Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has hired Kevin Giglinto, current senior VP for marketing and strategy at the Kennedy Center, to be its president and CEO, effective in late … »Read

Distinguished ENO Board Member Quits, Blasts ACE for 'Destroying' Opera

While the unceremonious exiling of English National Opera to the provinces by Arts Council England appears to be a fait accompli, the decision continues to draw heavy fire. Jonathan Sumption, a … »Read

Met Announces Ten Free Al Fresco Screenings, Plus Teaser

From August 26 to September 4, the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival will offer ten free screenings, with 2,500 seats available each evening on the plaza, and no tickets required. … »Read

At Garsington: Young Mozart's Response to a Trio of Touchy Castrati

LONDON—Founded in 1989 by impresario Leonard Ingrams, Garsington Opera has a well-earned reputation as one of the U.K.’s savviest summer opera festivals. Relocating in 2011 to the … »Read

Recent Artist Management Moves

American conductor Roderick Cox [pictured] has joined the roster of HarrisonParrott. Cox won the Solti Conducting Award in 2018 and has since gone on to lead most of the major American ensembles; … »Read

Catching up with Appointments in Academe

The Royal Academy of Music has appointed Barbara Hannigan to be the Reinbert de Leeuw Professor of Music. Named one of her most important mentors (he died in 2020), the position calls on her to … »Read

Viñoly's Unique Piano Now Resides at the Arts Center He Designed

A dinner party in Berlin seven years ago led to the design and construction of an unusual piano currently housed at the Kimmel Center. Hosted by the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, his … »Read

Marin Alsop Gains Post

Already a frequent and popular guest of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Marin Alsop is to become its artistic director and chief conductor as of next season, a position in … »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.

Elijah McCormack, male soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2023
James Díaz, composer
New Artist of the Month
May 2023
Sameer Patel, conductor
New Artist of the Month
April 2023
Brandon Acker, plucked instrument specialist
New Artist of the Month
March 2023
Emma O'Halloran, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2023
Anne Marie Stanley, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
January 2023
Nina Shekhar, composer
New Artist of the Month
December 2022
Zlatomir Fung, cellist
New Artist of the Month
November 2022
Jonathan Swensen, cellist
New Artist of the Month
October 2022
Lauren Fagan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
September 2022
Anna Geniushene, pianist
New Artist of the Month
August 2022
Limmie Pulliam, tenor
New Artist of the Month
July 2022


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