Updated Jul 3, 2015

LA Music Center Programming VP Resigns

Two weeks after the Los Angeles Music Center announced that American Ballet Theater Executive Director Rachel Moore would be its next chief executive, the Center’s VP for programming has … »Read

Conservatory Dean Exits Under Credit-card Cloud

Karl Kramer, Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, announced in April that he would not be fulfilling his five-year contract term and would instead exit July 17. The  Sydney Morning … »Read

At the Tchaikovsky Comp, Russians Prevail. Quelle Surprise!

BERLIN--The  Tchaikovsky Competition has launched many illustrious careers, none with more fanfare than that of pianist Van Cliburn, who took top honors in the first one, in 1958 at the … »Read

Marc Minkowski to Helm of Bordeaux Opera

PARIS -- Conductor Marc Minkowski, 53, is to be the new general director of the Bordeaux National Opera, effective in 2016. He succeeds Thierry Fouquet, who will have reached the mandatory … »Read

NY Phil Assoc Principal Defects to Houston

New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio has been appointed principal clarinet of the Houston Symphony, effective  next season. He succeeds David Peck, who retired from … »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.

Christopher Allen, conductor
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July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
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June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
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May 2015
Sava Vemic, bass
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April 2015
Aleksey Semenenko, violinist
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March 2015
Nina Minasyan, soprano
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February 2015
Francesco Piemontesi, pianist
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January 2015
Juan Francisco Gatell, tenor
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December 2014
Speranza Scappucci, conductor
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November 2014
Julie Adams, soprano
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October 2014
Isaac Selya, conductor
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September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
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August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

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July 2014


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