Presenting the rising stars of early music and historical performance


Established in 2018, the Emerging Artists Showcase goes beyond the university level already represented by the Young Performers Festival to serve the broadest possible range of artists.

The term “emerging artist” can include historically-informed performers of all types, without respect to age. Applicants are asked to describe how they see the future of historical performance taking shape, and to define how their role as artists and ensembles aligns with that future vision. Applicants submitting programs that move beyond the traditional Western classical canon, but fall within the same historical range (to ca.1820), are encouraged to apply. Programs of repertory from later than 1820 should have due attention paid to historical performance practice.

Early Music America and the panel of Emerging Artists Showcase judges are pleased to announce the following performers and artists have been selected to take part in the 2021 Virtual Emerging Artists Showcase the weekend of May 21-23. This year’s Showcase will feature high quality video projects up to 20 minutes in length which display creativity and originality.

  • Filament: Philadelphia
    • Evan Few (Violin), Elena Smith (Gamba), John Walthausen (Harpsichord)
  • Ariadne Lih (Soprano): Montreal, with Rona Nadler, Harpsichord
  • Alice M. Chuaqui Baldwin: Rochester, NY, Solo Harpsichord
  • Time Stands Still: Cleveland
    • Anna O’Connell (Voice, Triple Harp), Addi Liu (Violin)
  • Beneath A Tree – Baroque To Folk: San Francisco
    • Gail Hernández Rosa (Baroque Violin, Viola, Vocals), Daniel Turkos (Contrabass, Cittern/Irish Bouzouki, Vocals), Paul Holmes Morton (Baroque Guitar, Theorbo, Vocals)
  • Monika Ruusmaa (Harp), Héctor Alfonso Torres (Lute): Denton, TX

2020 Virtual Showcase Performances

2020 Emerging Artists Showcase: L.A. Camerata & Lyracle
2020 Emerging Artists Showcase: Trobár & Gili Loftus

Schedule and Application

  • The Application period for the 2021 Showcase is now closed.

Please submit questions to info@earlymusicamerica.org.

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