Updated Sep 1, 2015

New Artist of the Month: Conductor Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s track record in finding major talent early in the game is impressive. Back in the 1960s, Zubin Mehta became the music director at 26. Simon … »Read

Gergiev Leads Beijing Concert Honoring Victory Over Japan

On September 2, 1945 aboard the American battleship USS Missouri Japanese representatives signed the official Instrument of Surrender . The day marked the end of the World War II and also the end … »Read

Seoul Phil Members Stand Up for Chung

Some 50 members of the Seoul Philharmonic—about half of the orchestra—held a rare press conference declaring their support for music director Chung Myung-whun, who has said he will not … »Read

In Salzburg, Kaufmann Soared; Netrebko Created Poetry

A performance-packed visit to Salzburg at the height of the summer festival offered much to admire, as well as a few oddities. In the latter category, it’s small wonder that Claus … »Read

Met to Honor Margaret Juntwait

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that a memorial service is to be held for Margaret Juntwait, who died in June having hosted more than 1,000 Met broadcasts. She was “the voice of the … »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.

Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
New Artist of the Month
May 2015
Sava Vemic, bass
New Artist of the Month
April 2015
Aleksey Semenenko, violinist
New Artist of the Month
March 2015
Nina Minasyan, soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2015
Francesco Piemontesi, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2015
Juan Francisco Gatell, tenor
New Artist of the Month
December 2014
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


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


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