Updated Jun 29, 2015

Bayreuth Names Thielemann Music Director

The recent flap at the Bayreuth Festival, which saw co-artistic director Eva Wagner-Pasquier essentially banned from the premises , may be explained in today’s announcement of German … »Read

Joni Mitchell Suffered an Aneurysm

Leslie Morris, appointed in May as Joni Mitchell’s conservator, or legal guardian, has confirmed that the folk singer suffered a brain aneurysm in March, which explains her long … »Read

First Cliburn Piano Competition Names Winners

Alim Beisembayev, a 17-year-old pianist from Kazakhstan, has been named the First Prize winner of the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, winning a cash award of … »Read

NZ Symphony Appoints Edo de Waart Music Director

Edo de Waart has been named Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra from 2016. Announcing the appointment, the orchestra’s Chief Executive, Christopher Blake, said: … »Read

LSO Fetes Publicist, Retiring After 37 Years

The London Symphony Orchestra bade farewell to Dvora Lewis, retiring as its public relations consultant after 37 years, at a concert in London’s Barbican Hall on Sunday night. That she … »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.

Joseph Dennis, tenor
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June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
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May 2015
Sava Vemic, bass
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Aleksey Semenenko, violinist
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Nina Minasyan, soprano
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February 2015
Francesco Piemontesi, pianist
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January 2015
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December 2014
Speranza Scappucci, conductor
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November 2014
Julie Adams, soprano
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October 2014
Isaac Selya, conductor
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September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
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August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

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Omer Meir Wellber

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