Updated Oct 30, 2014

Strange Bedfellows Share the Bill at LA Opera

LOS ANGELES -- Expect the unexpected from Australian director Barrie Kosky. Last season, he made his Los Angeles Opera (and U.S.) debut with his charming silent film- and cartoon-inspired Magic … »Read

Met Opera Press Director to Step Down

Peter Clark, longtime press director of the Metropolitan Opera, has decided to retire after 30 years with the company. He has agreed to stay on through March to ensure a smooth transition. No … »Read

Detroit Symphony Lures NY Phil Cellist to Principal Role

At a small soiree last night to celebrate his 70th birthday, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced that he had successfully lured New York Philharmonic section … »Read

American Conductor to Head Theater Basel Amid $$ Concerns

American conductor Erik Nielsen is to be the new music director of the Theater Basel starting with the 2016-17 season. He will oversee all opera, orchestra, and other music performed in the … »Read

Pay $50 Support the Arts--on Your Bumper

It’s the perfect gift for the man or woman who has everything. California, already savvy enough to sell a special license plate for an additional $50 that supports the arts, now has a way 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.

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
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
November 2013


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


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