Updated Sep 12, 2014

Met Opera Cuts 22 Staff Positions

At 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, the Metropolitan Opera quietly announced that it has cut 22 positions from its 254-member administrative staff, explaining the move as the “equivalent” … »Read

Salzburg II: Strauss Role Debuts Cause for Celebration

SALZBURG -- For the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, the composer with the greatest personal association with the Salzburger Festspiele as one of its five founders, you’d … »Read

Santa Fe Opera Reports Banner Season; Idema Bids Farewell

In summarizing its 2014 season, the Santa Fe Opera relates much good news: Ticket sales were up, contributions were up, education and outreach initiatives reached more individuals than … »Read

San Francisco Opera & Orchestra Sign 4-Year Pact

Kudos to the management of the San Francisco Opera and the members of its orchestra. Unlike recent impasses at the Metropolitan Opera, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra, the two … »Read

Brain Surgery Enables Violinist to Play Again--on the Table

Violinist Naomi Elishuv, forced to give up her career 20 years ago due to a tremor, regained the ability to play normally during surgery at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center. On Tuesday, … »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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