Updated Apr 21, 2015

An Historic Milestone at Opera Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's Don Carlo at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of … »Read

Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Julia Wolfe, co-founder and co-artistic director of Bang on a Can, has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her oratorio Anthracite Fields , which was premiered in April of 2014 by the Bang … »Read

La Scala Unions to Get Huge Bonuses on 'International Workers Day'

May 1 is International Workers’ Day in Italy. May 1 is also the opening of the Milan Expo, whose organizers have requested an open-air concert performance of Turandot in front of the Duomo … »Read

Finnish Conductor on a Roll

Finish conductor Pietari Inkinen is having rather a good year. Music director of the New Zealand Symphony since 2008, the 34-year-old conductor/violinist is new this summer as chief conductor of … »Read

Indie Label Leader Has Died

Brian Couzens, founder of the independent British label Chandos, died the morning of April 17 following a brief illness. He was 82 Couzens and his son Ralph, who now runs the label, started … »Read




‘Why I Left Muncie’ by Sedgwick Clark

'Law and Disorder’ by GG Arts Law

'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

‘An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead

‘Berlin Times’ by Rebecca Schmid

‘Munich Times by Andrew Powell

‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

‘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.

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
Katarina Bradić

New Artist of the Month
April 2014


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


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