Updated Jan 31, 2015

Conductor Collapses on Stage and Dies

GENEVA — Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed and died as he was conducting a concert in the Swiss city of Lucerne late Thursday, a spokesman said. The 59-year-old was leading Strauss's … »Read

Anti-Putin Protester Takes to Met Stage During Curtain Call

Curtain calls for Iolanta, which had its production premiere last night at the Metropolitan Opera, were a little more exciting than usual, what with an anti-Putin protester emerging from the … »Read

ENO Exec Director Quits

What is clearly an ongoing power struggle on both the board and executive levels of the English National Opera has now seen the sudden resignation of Henriette Götz as executive director, … »Read

Long Beach Opera’s Thérèse Raquin: A Richly Hued Blackness

SAN PEDRO, CA -- Watching Long Beach Opera’s January 24 th revival of composer Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin, I was struck by the way Émile Zola's 1867 melodrama … »Read

Jasper Parrott Named Artist Mgr of the Year by ABO

At its annual conference, the Association of British Orchestras – comparable to the Stateside's League of American Orchestras – announced the winners of the year’s ABO/Rhinegold … »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.

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
Francesca Rose dePasquale, violinist
New Artist of the Month
February 2014


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