Updated Sep 16, 2014

Artistic Director of French Radio Orchestra Quits

PARIS—Another key resignation surprised the business here yesterday; this time it is Eric Montalbetti, longtime artistic director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. His … »Read

A Yes Vote in Scotland--How Will It Affect Classical Groups?

Glasgow-based music critic Kate Molleson considers the effects on Scotland’s classical music scene if Scots vote to secede from the United Kingdom on Thursday. She opines that such a … »Read

Salzburg III: Some Bad News Amid the Good

SALZBURG -- Onto every festival some rain must fall, and in the misty 2014 Salzburger Festspiele, I witnessed two outright deluges. It’s not stretching matters when I opine that Franz … »Read

San Diego Opera Takes to the Streets

The San Diego Opera season doesn’t get underway in earnest until January, but starting Sept. 17, the company will be sending out ensembles of vocal ambassadors through a new program called … »Read

'Massive' Klinghoffer Protest Planned for Met Opening Night

For the second year in a row, the Metropolitan Opera will be the site of protests on opening night. Last year it was LGTB groups against the evening’s conductor, Valery Gergiev, for his … »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.

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
Chad Hoopes, violinist
New Artist of the Month
October 2013


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


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