Updated Apr 17, 2015

The Met’s New Cav/Pag: A Double Bill, Half Successful

NEW YORK—In his new production of the Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci double bill at the Metropolitan Opera, viewed April 14, director David McVicar takes wildly dissimilar approaches to the … »Read

House Introduces 'Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015'

Will radio stations finally have to pay artists for broadcasting their recordings? As the U.S. copyright law is currently written, composers and songwriters are compensated (through ASCAP and BMI … »Read

Competitions and Prizes, from Jazz in Jersey to Sacred Music in Rome

The first  Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition   has announced its final participants , ranging in age from 13 to 17, and hailing from the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Asia. The … »Read

Royal Opera Offers New Haas Opera in 2015-16

LONDON—Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano said modern composers were ill-served by "mathematician conductors" who fail to find emotion in the music. His comments, delivered at a … »Read

Architect Loses Battle vs. Philharmonie Money Men

Starchitect Jean Nouvel on Thursday lost a court battle against the leadership of the £280 million Paris Philharmonie that he designed, which opened in January—prematurely, he claims. … »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.

Sava Vemic, bass
New Artist of the Month
April 2015
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


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


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