Updated Dec 18, 2014

NYTimes Loses Key Music Critic and Reporter

The latest round of New York Times layoffs and buyouts are expected to reach 110 by the time the dust settles this week. Among those leaving is Allan Kozinn, one of the paper’s, if not the … »Read

Arts Council England Names New CEO

Arts Council England has named Darren Henley (pictured) to succeed Alan Davey as its chief executive, which bodes well for music in England.  For Henley is the current managing director of … »Read

Philadelphia Singers to Disband

The Philadelphia Singers, a professional ensemble now in its third decade, is to disband at the end of its current season. Its final concert, in May, had long been planned as the grand finale for … »Read

San Diego Opera Resident Conductor to Exit

Karen Keltner will relinquish her post as resident conductor of the San Diego Opera at the close of its opening production. La bohème opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 1. She will have … »Read

Fort Worth Opera Exec Moves to Opera Birmingham

Fort Worth Opera Executive Director Keith A. Wolfe is moving from the No. 2 position at a mid-sized opera company to the  No. 1 slot at a small one.  Effective Jan. 5, he succeeds John … »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.

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
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2013


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


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