Updated May 29, 2015

Four Orchestras Chosen for D.C. 'Shift' Fest in 2017

The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts, D.C.'s two biggest fine-arts presenters, have announced the first four participating orchestras in their new SHIFT Festival , March 27-April 2, … »Read

Warner Music Purchases Poland's Oldest Label

Warner Music Group (WMG) has purchased Polskie Nagrania Muza, Poland’s oldest record label, for €1.9 million. Founded in 1956, the label was State-owned; it was put up for auction … »Read

Minnesota O: You've Come a Long, Long Way

About two years ago , Osmo Vänskä wrote a letter to the Minnesota Orchestra board of directors: "(If) Carnegie Hall chooses to cancel the Minnesota Orchestra's concerts this November, … »Read

Help Wanted: Maestro for the Philippines Phil

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is in search mode for a music director and principal conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to succeed Olivier Ochanine, who will … »Read

Another Record-breaking Year on Broadway

Charlotte St. Martin, recently promoted from executive director to president of the Broadway League, has announced a record-breaking year, with the Great White Way grossing $1.36 billion in the … »Read




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‘A Rich Possession’ by James Conlon


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.

Mark Grisez, trumpet
New Artist of the Month
May 2015
Sava Vemic, bass
New Artist of the Month
April 2015
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


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


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