Updated Sep 30, 2014

Atlanta Symphony Prez Quits

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Stanley Romanstein has quit his position, “effective immediately.” Romanstein, who succeeded Allison Vulgamore in the job four years ago , … »Read

Met's Macbeth Somewhat Anemic

NEW YORK--Verdi once said of his Lady Macbeth, “She shouldn’t sing at all … I would rather her voice were rough, hollow stifled,” and these unwary words have been used to … »Read

Mozart A-major Sonata Ms. Discovered in Budapest

BUDAPEST -- Balazs Mikusi's heart started racing when he realized what the papers he held in his hand were: the long-lost original score of a famous Mozart sonata scribbled by the composer … »Read

Canada's Royal Conserv Gets $3M; Québec Conserv Loses $$

As rumors continue to circulate that several branches of Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec are to be closed amid government funding cuts, news arrives that one … »Read

Brit Conductor Takes Over San Diego's Mainly Mozart

San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival has appointed British conductor Michael Francis as its new music director, succeeding festival co-founder David Atherton, who exited last year at the close … »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.

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
Maria Perrotta, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2014
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2013
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
November 2013
Chad Hoopes, violinist
New Artist of the Month
October 2013


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


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