Updated Dec 18, 2014

NYTimes Loses Key Music Critic and Reporter

The latest round of New York Times layoffs and buyouts are expected to reach 110 by the time the dust settles this week. Among those leaving is Allan Kozinn, one of the paper’s, if not the … »Read

Matthias Pintscher Impresses in LA Phil Debut

LOS ANGELES -- Some orchestra leaders are expert time-beaters who get good results, while others are visionaries who raise the artistic stakes for musicians and listeners alike. In his remarkable … »Read

City Ballet Taps Symphonic Conductor

Andrew Litton, former music director of the Dallas and Bournemouth symphonies, current music director of the Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic and Colorado Symphony, will move from the stage to the pit … »Read

Askonas Holt's Growing Roster

London-based artist management firm Askonas Holt in the last two months has added five new names to its roster, the highest-profile of them being soprano Joyce DiDonato, previously with … »Read

Soprano Janis Martin Dies

American soprano Janis Martin died December 14 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was 75. A combination of determination, handsome stage presence, and unfailing professionalism enabled 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.

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
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


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


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