Updated Mar 30, 2015

Russian Opera Director Fired

Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater director Boris Mezdrich has been fired by the Russian Culture Minister for failing to follow orders; he had been told to stop performances of Timofey … »Read

Audra Takes After Indiana Governor for Legalizing Discrimination

Musical America 2014 Musician of the Year Audra McDonald is using her six-Tony- Award celebrity status to let Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a Republican, know exactly how she feels about his new … »Read

Sibelius Cycle Does Seattle Symphony Proud

SEATTLE—At the beginning of his  journey through the seven symphonies of Jean Sibelius, Thomas Dausgaard hinted at the big picture Seattle Symphony audiences could expect: “These … »Read

Vienna Phil to Winter in Florida--for 2 Days

South Florida is coming up in the world with respect to symphonic music. In January 2016, the Cleveland Orchestra settles in for its annual two-week residency in Miami. On March 1 and 2, the … »Read

Dudamel Extends in L.A., Adds 'Artistic Director' to Title

Speculation about Dudamel in New York or Dudamel in Berlin quieted early this morning with the news that the maestro with the most international star power has decided to put down even deeper … »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.

Aleksey Semenenko, violinist
New Artist of the Month
March 2015
Nina Minasyan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2015
Francesco Piemontesi, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2015
Juan Francisco Gatell, tenor
New Artist of the Month
December 2014
Speranza Scappucci, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2014
Julie Adams, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2014
Isaac Selya, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
New Artist of the Month
August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

New Artist of the Month
July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber

New Artist of the Month
June 2014
Peabody Southwell

New Artist of the Month
May 2014
Katarina Bradić

New Artist of the Month
April 2014
The Dover Quartet
New Artist of the Month
March 2014


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


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