Updated Aug 27, 2016

Korea's New Concert Hall Opens to Standing Os

August 19th marked the official opening of the Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul’s first new concert venue since the Seoul Arts Center opened in 1988 in conjunction with the summer Olympic Games. … »Read

Herb Alpert Foundation Gives $10M to LA Music Majors

The Herb Alpert Foundation has given The Los Angeles City College Foundation $10.1 million, providing free tuition to all LACC music majors. It’s the largest gift ever for a southern … »Read

Rudy van Gelder, Engineer to Jazz Greats, Dies at 91

Rudy Van Gelder, in his time considered the best jazz recording engineer among both artists and their producers, died yesterday at his home in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. He was 91. “Mr. … »Read

Sydney Opera House Companies Concerned re Lost Revenues

It’s all well and good that the Sydney Opera House is about to undergo sorely need renovations, but two of its resident companies, Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet, are wondering … »Read

A Night of Shimmering Premieres at Mostly (ICE and Somewhat) Mozart

Mostly Mozart is a half-a-century old, and its de facto house new-music band ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), artists-in-residence for six seasons, has been marking the big anniversary … »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.

Anthony Barrese, conductor
New Artist of the Month
August 2016
Craig Terry, conductor/pianist
New Artist of the Month
July 2016
Kah Chun Wong, conductor
New Artist of the Month
June 2016
Verona Quartet
New Artist of the Month
May 2016
Simone Rubino, percussionist
New Artist of the Month
April 2016
Michael Gilbertson, composer
New Artist of the Month
March 2016
Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2015
Tansel Akzeybek, tenor
New Artist of the Month
August 2015
Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015


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


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