Updated Nov 23, 2022

Bruce Coppock Dies

Bruce Coppock, who twice served the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as president and managing director—from 1999 to 2008 and again 2013 to 2016—died on Nov. 21 at age 71 after a long battle … »Read

A First: Women Outnumber Men in the NY Philharmonic

One of the most significant changes in the New York Philharmonic as it settles into its newly renovated home is that women musicians outnumber men—45 to 44—for the first time in the … »Read

BBC Gives Its Annual Young Musician Competition Short Shrift

Julian Lloyd Webber has taken the BBC to task for sidelining its own annual Young Musician competition. It was first broadcast in 1978 on BBC One, where it annually attracted 13 million viewers. … »Read

Tonight at the Met: Debut Staging of Kevin Puts's The Hours

NEW YORK — Kevin Puts’s The Hours has had more than a few hours of changes since it was first heard in a pair of concert performances in Philadelphia last March. The first composition … »Read

Michael Gordon's Nicaragua Premieres at Zankel

Tragedy has a way of honing artistic focus. After the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the founding composers of Bang on a Can—Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe— veered … »Read

WNO Drops Liverpool from Tours, a Victim of ACE Funding Cuts

Arts Council England’s recent edict reducing funds to its constituents, claiming outlying groups need more funding and London’s less, has taken its first victim: Welsh National Opera … »Read

Santa Fe Chamber Music Exec to Retire

Steven Ovitsky, executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival since 2004, will retire in September 2023 at the conclusion of the festival’s 50 th season. “Having recently … »Read

Philly Arts Groups Set to Get Unexpected City Funds

About 15 of Philadelphia’s major arts and cultural institutions may receive an unexpected financial windfall if the City Council approves recent allocations voted on by its appropriations … »Read

Michael Haefliger to Exit Lucerne Festival

Michael Haefliger will step down as executive and artistic director of Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, one of the most important in Europe, at the close of the 2025 season. “Naturally, … »Read

Detroit Opera Taps Music Director

The Detroit Opera has announced a new music director, its first since the late David DiChiera, company founder and artistic director, retired in 2016. (DiChiera died in 2018.) He is Mexican-born … »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.

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
Julie Roset, soprano
New Artist of the Month
June 2022
Jordan Bak, violist
New Artist of the Month
May 2022
Rupert Boyd, guitarist
New Artist of the Month
April 2022
Lee Mills, conductor
New Artist of the Month
March 2022
Dani Howard, composer
New Artist of the Month
February 2022
Dominick Chenes, tenor
New Artist of the Month
January 2022
Tom Borrow, pianist
New Artist of the Month
December 2021


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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