Updated May 27, 2016

Cleveland O Assistant Concertmaster to Exit

Joining longtime principal violist Robert Vernon in retiring from the Cleveland Orchestra as the season closes is assistant concertmaster Yoko Moore, whose last concert will be this weekend. She … »Read

Sonya Yoncheva Receives Bulgarian Medal for Culture

Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, recently announced as Anna Netrebko’s replacement in the title role of Norma to open the Royal Opera House season next fall, has been awarded the Bulgarian … »Read

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director to Exit

Viswa Subbaraman is to step down as artistic director of Milwaukee's Skylight Music Theatre as of July 31, "to focus on his conducting career and commitment to new opera works," the company … »Read

Ohio Orchestra Calls It Quits After 75 Years

The Middletown (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra has announced that next season, its 75th anniversary, will be its last. “Although a decision of this nature never comes easily, the fact is that … »Read

Costa Pilavachi to Exit as Senior VP Universal Classics

As Universal Music Group  realigns its U.S. classical division under the Verve Label Group and Graham Parker, it announces the departure of London based Costa Pilavachi, senior VP, classical … »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.

Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
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


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


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