Updated Feb 9, 2016

Ojai Announces Music Directors Through 2021

Mitsuko Uchida, acclaimed pianist, definitive Mozart interpreter, Marlboro Music Festival director, is to be the music director of the Ojai Music Festival on the occasion of its 75th-anniversary … »Read

Possible Strike Action Looms at English National Opera

Choristers in the English National Opera are to vote whether to take strike action in response to ENO’s plan to cut four members and reduce salaries by 25 percent. Equity’s head of … »Read

New York-based Pro Takes $50,000 Sphinx Prize

A New York based professional cellist who has toured with Itzhak Perlman and was a semi-finalist in the Naumburg International Cello Competition has taken first place in the Detroit-based Sphinx … »Read

Nadia Sirota and Friends at Symphony Space

NEW YORK--Hold the viola jokes. Last week, Symphony Space presented the Fuse Project, a week-long residency by Nadia Sirota, a violist, radio commentator, and muse whose contributions to New … »Read

Aspen Music Fest Announces 68th Season

One of Robert Spano’s great strengths has always been his ability to put together some intriguing programs, and Aspen Music Festival and School, of which he is music director, is a … »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.

Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
New Artist of the Month
May 2015
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


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


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