Updated May 26, 2016

Costa Pilavachi to Exit as Senior VP Universal Classics

As Universal Music Group  realigns its U.S. classical division under the Verve Label Group and Graham Parker, it announces the departure of London based Costa Pilavachi, senior VP, classical … »Read

Cleveland Institute of Music Names New Prez

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) has hired a skilled music administrator/fundraiser and non-academic as its next president: Paul W. Hogle, executive VP of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is … »Read

Ozawa Cancels Return to Tanglewood

It seemed overly optimistic and, as it turned out, it was. In January , the Boston Symphony announced that its 80-year-old Music Director Laureate Seiji Ozawa would return to Tanglewood for the … »Read

Cello Love-in at the Piatigorsky International Festival

LOS ANGELES—"Of all the titles applied to me, I like ‘teacher’ best of all,” the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky once said. And of the many angles that might be used to describe … »Read

Berlin Phil Issues Official Statement Condemning EUYO Decision

The outcry against disbanding the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), founded 40 years ago by Claudio Abbado, has reached international proportions. Last week , the orchestra announced it would … »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.

Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
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December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
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


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