Updated Sep 17, 2014

Seattle Symphony Gets $10 Million

At the Seattle Symphony, Music Director Ludovic Morlot and Executive Director Simon Woods have ushered in a new era of invention, generating team spirit on both sides of the footlights. Opening … »Read

Another Key Conductor Quits Vienna Staatsoper

Vienna Staatsoper Intendant Dominique Meyer has lost his second “star” conductor in as many weeks. First it was Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, who abruptly quit citing … »Read

Susannah & Norma Open San Francisco Opera Season

SAN FRANCISCO--After several months of despair-inducing headlines about failing companies, contentious labor negotiations, and declining box-office receipts, it is a relief to report that in San … »Read

Sir Neville Marriner at 90: 'With any luck, I'll just die on the podium.'

Sir Neville Marriner, who this evening receives Gramophone magazine’s Outstanding Achievement award, is the subject of an Independent interview in which he espouses judgments and opinions on … »Read

An Elite Young Artist Program with $$ to Spare

BERLIN—In an age of globalization, it’s especially important for artists to expand their horizons as widely as possible. Gone are the days of geo-local competition and national schools … »Read




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'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

'The New Classical' by Christian B. Carey

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‘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.

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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