Updated Nov 26, 2014

LA Phil Honors Hurricane Mama's Birthday

LOS ANGELES -- Audiences have come to expect extravagance from charismatic organist Cameron Carpenter. His attire is splashy and unpredictable, but his playing is consistently musical. For last … »Read

Protecting Your Players' Hearing: Queensland Symphony a Model

A program to protect Queensland Symphony Orchestra players in Australia from hearing loss is producing encouraging results, according to a new study. Sophisticated analyses of sound dynamics in … »Read

Violinist Renaud Capuçon to Run Swiss Festival

Violinist Renaud Capuçon is to be the new artistic director of the Sommets musicaux in Gstaad, Switzerland, as of 2016. He succeeds Thierry Scherz, who died at his own hand last summer. … »Read

NYC Opera 'Reorganization' Plan Deadline Looms

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan has given the New York City Opera a deadline of Dec. 18 to come up with a reorganization plan, according to WQXR. The Court denied the company’s fifth … »Read

New Book Critical of El Sistema

Geoffrey Baker, a music professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, has authored El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela's Youth , a new book published by Oxford that is decidedly unflattering, … »Read




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'Law and Disorder’ by GG Arts Law

'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

'The New Classical' by Christian B. Carey

‘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.

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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