Updated Jul 27, 2017

Joyce DiDonato, Boston Symphony Among Echo Klassik Winners

The key prize winners among the 2017 ECHO Klassik Awards, just announced  by the German Phono Academy (Deutsche Phono-Akademie), are Joyce DiDonato, female singer of the year; Matthias … »Read

Morton Subotnick Officiates at the Live Premiere of His Recorded Milestone

In the late 1950s, composer Morton Subotnick was working on a score for a version of King Lear , and dreamed of a new way of making music, using the latest technology. That led to meeting Don … »Read

Woman Arrested for Wrecking Ex-husband's String Collection

A woman who in 2014 ravaged her husband’s string-instrument holdings, said to be worth up to $1 million, has finally been arrested. Midori Kawamiya, 34, the former wife of Daniel Olsen Chen, … »Read

New Director for Seoul Metropolitan Opera

Lee Kyung-jae, 44, is to be the sixth new director of the Seoul Metropolitan Opera, est. 1985, based at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. He starts August 1, and his experience includes … »Read

Recent Artistic Personnel Moves at the Minnesota Orchestra

A number of new and renewed appointments/promotions have been announced by the Minnesota Orchestra in recent weeks. Rebecca Albers [pictured], assistant principal viola since 2010, has moved up to … »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.

Abbie Betinis, composer
New Artist of the Month
July 2017
Stephen Waarts, violinist
New Artist of the Month
June 2017
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
New Artist of the Month
May 2017
Pene Pati, tenor
New Artist of the Month
April 2017
Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016


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


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