Updated Oct 20, 2014

Stephen Paulus Has Died

Stephen Paulus, one of this country’s most prolific composers, died on Oct. 19 in an assisted living facility in the Twin Cities, according to his son Greg Paulus. The composer suffered a … »Read

Hilary Hahn Cancels More Concerts

Although she originally said she expected to be fully recovered by September, Hilary Hahn has just withdrawn from performing this week’s concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra. She was to … »Read

Veiled Woman Ejected from Paris Opera

France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theaters after Paris Opera ejected woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday. The … »Read

Stravinsky's Rite Gets the Basil Twist

NEW YORK -- An editor's note in Lincoln Center’s White Light program booklet says that this annual fall festival “illuminates the many dimensions of our interior lives.” Basil … »Read

Grand Rapids Symphony Names Advisor for Search

Larry Rachleff, professor of music and music director of the Shepherd School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras at Rice University, is to act as music advisor to the Grand Rapids Symphony, for 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.

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

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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


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