Updated Dec 19, 2014

Pierre Boulez to Get Lifetime Achievement Award

Pierre Boulez, distinguished conductor, composer, father of modernism,  is to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy – the outfit that bestows the … »Read

Competitions: Our (Mostly) Biweekly Roundup

Filmmakers with an interest in classical music have until March 1 to submit a short entry to the first annual Sight of Sound Film Competition , sponsored by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. … »Read

Major Cuts at La Monnaie

BERLIN—Following a reduction of 2.5 million euros in federal funding, Brussels’s Théâtre de la Monnaie has announced that it will abandon both opera and dance projects as … »Read

Former Philly Orch Principal Cello Has Died

William Stokking, longtime principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra, onetime student of Gregor Piatigorsky and Leonard Rose, died on Dec. 14 at the age of 80. After study at the Curtis … »Read

Five Worst (UK) Operas of the Year

Telegraph critic Rupert Christiansen, never one to suffer fools gladly, has chosen the five worst operas of the year and explained his choices graphically, literally. 1. Various, including I due … »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.

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
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


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


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