Updated Mar 3, 2015

Simon Rattle Named Music Director of the LSO

There is no longer a question of whether London will be getting a new concert hall. The question now is, will it be ready in time for Sir Simon Rattle’s arrival as music director of the … »Read

Ezra Laderman Dies at 90

American composer Ezra Laderman died on Feb. 28, at age 90. Known for his ability to successfully synthesize tonal and atonal elements within the same piece, especially in his 12 string quartets, … »Read

Deborah Borda Is Headed to Harvard

Deborah Borda will be taking a four-month leave of absence next fall from her job as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Given her reputation in the field, the reason comes as no … »Read

Houston Chronicle, Mercury News Drop Classical Music Crits

Classical music in America has lost two more staff classical music critics. Steven Brown, critic for The Houston Chronicle for the last two years, was laid off at the end of January. Richard … »Read

Vienna Phil Does Right by the Brahms Requiem

NEW YORK -- When the Brahms Requiem is performed right, listeners feel as if their souls have been wrung out. Last Sunday, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Westminster Symphonic … »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.

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
The Dover Quartet
New Artist of the Month
March 2014


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


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