Updated Jan 26, 2015

Protesters Stage 'Die-in' at Mariinsky Concert in Michigan

It will be interesting to see if this evening’s production premiere of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle at the Met Opera prompts protests against its Big Name participants -- … »Read

Górecki's Fourth: Monumental Work, Monumental Performance

LOS ANGELES -- From startling opening whacks on three bass drums and the entrance of obbligato piano and organ with dissonant fortissimo clusters, the Fourth Symphony of Henryk Górecki … »Read

Chung Myung-whun Cheated the Seoul Phil

The departure of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s former CEO Park Hyun-jung ended an era. But it’s just the beginning of a new dilemma. Some of her allegations about Music Director Chung … »Read

Outgoing ENO Chair Blasts Artistic Director John Berry

Martyn Rose stepped down as chairman of the English National Opera last week after just two years in the job and the reasons have now become clear. The Sunday Times managed to get a copy of a … »Read

New Music Gets New Money

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Musical America’s 2014 Ensemble of the Year , has received $450,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support OpenICE, a three-year … »Read




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'The New Classical' by Christian B. Carey

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‘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.

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
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


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


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