Updated Mar 27, 2015

Dudamel Extends in L.A., Adds 'Artistic Director' to Title

Speculation about Dudamel in New York or Dudamel in Berlin quieted early this morning with the news that the maestro with the most international star power has decided to put down even deeper … »Read

Pierre Boulez: The Revolutionary Speaks

As Pierre Boulez turns 90, the tributes from around the world continue to pour in. Apart from having had the greatest impact on music in the 20 th century, he will long be remembered for some of … »Read

America's Oldest Continuing Arts Group Turns 200

BOSTON -- Before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society. America's oldest continuously operating arts organization—which introduced the nation to composers like … »Read

Juan Diego Flórez Raises Funds for His Own El Sistema

Juan Diego Flórez has called upon his high-profile colleagues to participate in a gala benefit at the Wiener Staatsoper April 12, raising money for his Sinfonía por el Perú … »Read

Rare Violin Dealer Avoids Jail By Paying Customers Back

Charles Magby Jr., owner of Charles Magby Fine Violins L td., in Guildford, CT, will not be going to jail after all. Arrested in 2013, he pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree larceny for … »Read




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'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

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‘Berlin Times’ by Rebecca Schmid

‘Munich Times by Andrew Powell

‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

‘A Rich Possession’ by James Conlon


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.

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
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


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


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