Updated Sep 21, 2014

Muti Resigns as Chief Conductor of the Rome Opera

Italian media are reporting that Riccardo Muti, 73, has abruptly resigned as the chief conductor of the Rome Opera as of Sept. 21. In the job for six years, Muti, who holds the title honorary … »Read

Runnicles Defends ASO Musicians--Loudly

Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles, music director and principal guest conductor of the Atlanta Symphony, have already spoken out publically in a plea to keep the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra up and … »Read

UK Three Choirs Fest Dampened by 'Racist' Comments

In a story just now hitting the media, the staid tradition of Britain’s annual Three Choirs Festival, whose origins date to 1715, was interrupted last summer when one of the host conductors … »Read

Georges Enescu Competition Names Winner

The Georges Enescu International Violin Competition in Romania has announced German violinist Stefan Tarar as winner of its just-concluded competition. He takes home the €15,000 first prize. … »Read

Jansons's Farewell Concertgebouw Concert Set for March

Conductor Mariss Jansons’s announcement in April that he would step down from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as chief conductor at the end of the 2014-15 season, before the end of his … »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
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September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
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August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

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July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber

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June 2014
Peabody Southwell

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May 2014
Katarina Bradić

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April 2014
The Dover Quartet
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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
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November 2013
Chad Hoopes, violinist
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October 2013


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