Updated May 22, 2015

Cecilia Bartoli to Sing Maria in West Side Story

The Salzburg Whitsun Festival, the 2015 edition of which opens tonight, has announced that its 2016 program (May 13-16) will center around the theme of Romeo and Juliet, recognizing the 400th … »Read

Los Angeles Master Chorale Names CEO

Jean Davidson, current executive director and CEO of New York Live Arts, has been named president and CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), effective Aug. 31. She moves from an … »Read

Glimmerglass Gets $1M+, Creates New Position

Poised to launch its 40 th -anniversary season, the Glimmerglass Festival has announced some significant grants that will help it do so. It has also created a new position, director of … »Read

New Italian Baroque Opera Co Seeks 'Distinguished" Audience Members

A new opera company devoted to Baroque opera has been founded in Milan. Coin du Roi, as it is called, will launch on May 28 and 29 with Handel’s Serse , not seen in Milan in some 60 years, … »Read

Two New Principals for Two Major Orchestras

Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harp of the Paris Opera, is to take the same position with the Metropolitan Opera, succeeding Deborah Hoffman,  who died in February of last year. He starts in the … »Read




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'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

‘An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead

‘Berlin Times’ by Rebecca Schmid

‘Munich Times by Andrew Powell

‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

‘A Rich Possession’ by James Conlon


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.

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
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


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


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