Updated Aug 31, 2015

Iran Rebuffs Barenboim Due to His Citizenship

TEHRAN: Iran has barred conductor Daniel Barenboim from entering the Islamic republic because of his Israeli citizenship, denting plans he had for a performance in Tehran , a news agency reported … »Read

Chung Myung-whun Says He'll Exit Seoul Phil

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Chung Myung-whun has had enough. He has told the local media that he will not renew his contract when it expires at the end of next season. While few … »Read

Marin Alsop to Direct Conducting Program at Peabody

Marin Alsop has just taken another giant step forward for women on the podium: She has been named director of graduate conducting at the Peabody Institute, succeeding Gustav Meier, who after 20 … »Read

Allan Kozinn Resurfaces, in an Unlikely Locale

After taking the buyout from the last round of New York Times newsroom layoffs last year, 20-year staff music critic and reporter Allan Kozinn made a very surprising—for him—decision … »Read

Charlotte Symphony Prez to Retire

Charlotte (NC) Symphony Orchestra President Robert Stickler has announced his intention to retire, having brought the orchestra back into the black for the last two seasons—the first time … »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.

Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2015
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


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


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