Classical Crossover gets more popular every year, and hopefully, soon enough, many genre representatives will get the global recognition they deserve. Some classical crossover composers/artists captured our attention in 2020 and continue to amaze the audience in 2021. We created a list of the composers/artists you should follow in March 2021 to get the best of the genre’s new releases.
Louisa Alice-Rose is a Chart-Topping classical crossover soprano and opera singer. iTunes Classical Charts Number 1 You Are Not Alone and follow up single Ave Maria, Number 3 – iTunes Classical Chart. Louisa was nominated for a Classic BRIT Award in 2018. Louisa had her first No.1 single, “You Are Not Alone,” in collaboration with Lyndon Samuel in November of 2020. The duo released a gorgeous new composition of “Ave Maria,” continuing the fruitful collaboration.
Gifted with a beautiful, powerful, classically trained voice, an American singer straddles the line between Opera and Pop with ease. Originally inspired by and, John pursued a career as an operatic tenor and Classical-Crossover singer. He has sung in productions and concerts around the world, including the USA, China, and Italy. Recently was seen in his Lincoln Center debut as the voice of Tony in ’s West Side Story Suite as well as the tenor soloist in Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the New York City Ballet, and tenor soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with the NY Oratorio Society. He will be making his Carnegie Hall Debut as Tenor Soloist in the Messiah in December 2021.
Ana Magiar, Argentine singer and composer. She is currently recognized by Billboard Arg magazine as the only Latin American artist in the Classical Crossover style. His latest album was nominated for the Gardel Awards! The greatest recognition of music in Argentina. He has recently been appointed Member of the International Council of Music by UNESCO.
3. Kitt Wakeley
Creating a flawless fusion of sound with the unique ability to mix orchestra, EDM, piano, and rock, songwriter-composer Kitt Wakeley, Indie Hall of Fame inductee, released a new single “Conflicted” from his upcoming wildly anticipated album “Symphony of Sinners and Saints” (scheduled to drop in 2021). the song features rock guitar icon Joe Satriani. It evokes a unique-to Wakeley cinematic vibe, projecting the most diverse human emotions. Experimenting with the widest variety of instruments and genres, the talented composer displays a bold and fresh approach to music, bringing to the classical crossover scene his own signature-style.
Nadia Eide is an independent official number one chart topping Classical Crossover Coloratura Soprano. Originally from the icy north of Norway and Sweden, her voice has taken her to every continent in the world, including Antarctica. She starred in leading roles in opera and concert shows to critical acclaim before turning her attention to the music industry. She trained at the prestigious GSA Conservatoire, and is based permanently in the UK, performing her solo concerts worldwide. Her music style elegantly blends orchestral power with the subtlety of contemporary music to delicately frame her soaring soprano voice.
Génia is a London-based Russian virtuoso concert pianist and composer. She was born in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine into the Horowitz family of musicians and scientists. Her repertoire ranges from classical music to contemporary works and her own compositions. Her first significant break was being selected as an artist for the Park Lane Young Artist Series, making her London debut in 1998, where she was described by The Times as “an outstanding musician.” She later went on to tour the UK, Europe, and the United States, performing with the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine and Cyprus State Orchestra and playing at the Windsor Festival.