Updated Apr 24, 2015

Berlin Radio Symphony to Lose its Chief Conductor

Marek Janowski will step down as artistic director and chief conductor of the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra) in summer 2016. "I do very much appreciate that I … »Read

The New York Philharmonic's Challenges: A Few Fast Facts

A recent New York Times story neatly sums up what lies ahead for the New York Philharmonic in the next few seasons: Raise $500 (or so) million to rebuild Avery Fisher Hall, soon to be called David … »Read

Cabrillo Fest Celebrates New Orchestral Works

For fans of new orchestral music, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music has much to offer this summer at its home base in Santa Cruz, CA. Under Music Director Marin Alsop, the August 7-16 … »Read

Longtime King Singer to Exit

David Hurley, one of the two countertenors in the a cappella, all-male King’s Singers, has decided to move on as of August. 2016. “After more than 25 years singing with The … »Read

Tenor Alvarez Does Double Duty in Met's Cav/Pag

For three of the five final performances of the Met Opera’s new double bill of Cav and Pag , tenor Marcelo Alvarez will be doing double duty, singing Turridu in Mascagni's Cavalleria … »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.

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
Katarina Bradić

New Artist of the Month
April 2014


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


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