WQXR's Artists to Watch

  • American Modern Opera Company

    What does it really mean to make opera in the 21st century? That’s the question that keeps the American Modern Opera Company up at night, and we should all be grateful for it.. Jan 31, 2019

    American Modern Opera Company
  • Beatrice Rana

    A 2018 Classic BRIT Awards nominee for Best Female Artist of the Year, pianist Beatrice Rana is certainly a young artist to keep on any music lover’s radar. Jan 31, 2019

    Beatrice Rana
  • Davóne Tines

    Baritone Davóne Tines uses his musical platform to advance some of the most uncomfortable, albeit necessary, conversations about art and race. Jan 31, 2019

     Davóne Tines
  • Elena Urioste

    It’s often said that contemporary classical artists need to approach their careers with a degree of flexibility, and violinist Elena Urioste takes that literally. Jan 31, 2019

    Elena Urioste
  • JACK Quartet

    New music and living composers have become a central part of string quartet JACK Quartet's musical identity — this season alone it performs no fewer than five world premieres. Jan 31, 2019

    JACK Quartet
  • The Knights

    Chamber ensemble The Knights wants its performances to be as culturally relevant as they are technically sound. Jan 31, 2019

    The Knights
  • Teddy Abrams

    Sometimes dubbed the "next Leonard Bernstein," meet Teddy Abrams, music director of the Louisville Orchestra. Jan 31, 2019

    Teddy Abrams
  • Xavier Foley

    Bassist and composer Xavier Foley says he is determined to be taken seriously as a bassist on the world stage, and with talent this great, you’d be a fool to bet against him. Jan 31, 2019

    Xavier Foley
  • Jess Gillam

    Saxophonist Jess Gillam was the first-ever saxophonist to sign with Decca, and already runs her own festival. Jan 31, 2019

    Jess Gillam
  • Steven Isserlis

    British cellist Steven Isserlis recently celebrated his 60th birthday with a slew of accolades and approaches his next decade with a renewed sense of vigor, curiosity and joy. Jan 31, 2019

    Steven Isserlis