Updated Feb 26, 2015

Peter Sellars Reconstructs The Indian Queen and Lifts the Cloud at ENO

English National Opera is struggling these days. Both its chairman and executive director resigned within two weeks of each other and Arts Council England, which provides much of its funding, has … »Read

Dallas Opera to Train Women Conductors

The inaugural "Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera" is open to women under 40 who are conductors or other established music performance professionals. Six individuals will be chosen … »Read

NDR Radiophilharmonie Names Concertmaster

German violinist Friederike Starkloff, 24, is the new first concertmaster of the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hannover. She succeeds Volker Worlitzsch, who is retiring after 45 (!) years in the job. … »Read

New York Philharmonic Names Assistant Conductor

Fresh from the New World Symphony, where he was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow and assistant conductor to NWS artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, John Gersen has … »Read

Russian Opera Director Under Investigation

Russian theater director Timofei Kulyabin (pictured) is under investigation for offending religious believers in his regie staging of Tannh äuser at Russia’s Novosibirsk State Opera and … »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.

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
The Dover Quartet
New Artist of the Month
March 2014
Francesca Rose dePasquale, violinist
New Artist of the Month
February 2014


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


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