Updated Nov 24, 2014

Minnesota Opera President Quits

The Minnesota Opera’s President and General Director Kevin Ramach resigned last week after about two-and-a-half years in the job. His predecessor Allan Naplan, quit in 2012 after exactly one … »Read

Wiener Festwochen Gets a New Intendant

VIENNA -- Tomas Zierhofer-Kin is to be the next intendant of the six-week Wiener Festwochen beginning with the 2017 festival. He succeeds his longtime friend and collaborator Markus … »Read

Bayreuth Finds a New Director for Parsifal

BAYREUTH -- Uwe Eric Laufenberg is to direct the new production of Parsifal set for the 2016 Bayreuther Festspiele, replacing theatrical provocateur Jonathan Meese, who was  fired from the … »Read

Sphinx Honors Artists of Color for Outstanding Work Ethic

The Sphinx organization has announced the winners of its fourth annual Medals of Excellence, which honor outstanding artists of color. Each receives a grant of $50,000 to use for the advancement … »Read

Chasing Opportunities = Finding Audiences

Bob Riley, chief executive of Manchester Camerata, contributes an article to  The Independent titled Classical Music’s New Movement. In fact the “movement” he describes is … »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.

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
Maria Perrotta, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2014
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2013


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


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