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Updated Sep 2, 2014

Chicago Symphony Names New CEO

In a decision pending approval this afternoon at a meeting of the board of directors, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will announce presently the appointment of Jeff Alexander, CEO of the Vancouver … »Read

Musicians' Union Blasts NFL for Half-time Performer Exploitation

In what appears to be a new low, even for the National Football League, the NFL has said it will ask Super Bowl half-time performers to pay to appear at the annual game. Usually these individuals … »Read

Susanna Mälkki to Helsinki Philharmonic

Finnish maestro Susanna Mälkki is to be the new chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic, beginning in 2016. Her three-year contracts calls for eight to ten concerts per season, along … »Read

Prominent Irish Violist Drowns

John Lynch, associate principal viola of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Ireland, died on Aug. 29 in a drowning accident on the Greek island of Crete. He apparently had been trying to save … »Read

Fabio Luisi to Danish National Symphony

Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, music director of the Zurich Opera, has added another post to his CV. Effective in 2017, he is to be principal conductor of the Danish … »Read

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HONORS & AWARDS


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
baritone

New Artist of the Month
July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber
conductor

New Artist of the Month
June 2014
Peabody Southwell
mezzo-soprano

New Artist of the Month
May 2014
Katarina Bradić
mezzo-soprano

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

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