Updated Apr 20, 2015

Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Julia Wolfe, co-founder and co-artistic director of Bang on a Can, has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her oratorio Anthracite Fields , which was premiered in April of 2014 by the Bang … »Read

Jonathan Biss and Saint Paul C.O. Launch Commissioning Project

Pianist Jonathan Biss’s Beethoven obsession continues with the launch of Beethoven/5 , a five-year commissioning and performance collaboration with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), … »Read

Misty Copeland, an MA 'Profile in Courage,' Makes Time 100 List

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater’s first black soloist in two decades and one of Musical America’s 2014 Top 30 Profiles in Courage, has been named one of the 100 most … »Read

U/Miami Frost School Names New Mancini Institute Head

Film composer James Newton Howard is to be the new artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute (HMI) at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.  He … »Read

Buffalo Phil Names New Pops Conductor

John Morris Russell, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, has added the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to his CV. As principal pops conductor, he will lead five programs per season, starting in … »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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