Updated Aug 19, 2014

The Terms: Met Makes Concessions, Agrees to Financial Oversight

With no official comment from the Met Opera on the specifics of the contract terms reached with AGMA and Local 802 of the AFM early Monday morning, union sources have been speaking with the … »Read

David Hallberg to Undergo Surgery

David Hallberg, who three years ago became the first American ever to become a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, has cancelled all fall engagements to recover properly from ankle surgery, … »Read

San Francisco Op Production Chief to Tulsa Opera

The Tulsa Opera, which lays claim to being the 16th oldest opera company in the U.S., has appointed San Francisco Opera Director of Production Greg Weber to be its new managing director, as of … »Read

Santa Fe Opera's New Bottles, Part II

In his review yesterday , Paul du Quenoy called Carmen and Fidelio “the two most enduring classics” of the Santa Fe Opera’s five-work season, noting how both “feature … »Read

Utah Symphony in the Wild: Report from the Road, III

The Utah Symphony’s “Mighty 5 Tour” of five National Parks concluded Saturday night in the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater [pictured below] in Zion National Park. Music Director Thierry … »Read




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'The New Classical' by Christian B. Carey

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‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

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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.

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
Sarah Silver, violinist
New Artist of the Month
September 2013


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


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