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Updated Aug 30, 2016

A Lackluster 2016 Season for Bayreuth

In his summary of the 105th Bayreuth Festival, which had its final performance on Sunday, reporter Rick Fulker is less than enthusiastic, commenting, “Little remains on the program that … »Read

'Iconic' Orchestra Reveals the Secret to Its Success

In a book titled Iconic – How to Create a Virtuous Circle of Success, co-written by Jan Raes, managing director of the Royal Concertgebouw, the orchestra is singled out as one of 14 … »Read

Lack of Women Conductors at the Proms 'Unacceptable'

The editors at The Guardian are wondering why, with 20 conducting posts spread out among London’s five permanent symphony orchestras, only one of them is held by a woman: The London … »Read

Wage Discrepancies Surface Among Aix Cosi Cast

As if Christophe Honoré’s staging of Cosi fan tutte wasn’t already offensive enough , with its racist and x-rated slants, the singers in the original Cape Town Opera production … »Read

CDs Still the Preferred Format in Japan

Streaming and downloading may dominate overall recording revenues internationally, but Japan still appears to be wedded to the CD format, according to half-year figures from The Recording Industry … »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.


Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015

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