Updated Jul 30, 2015

Bolshoi Ballet to Drop Sergei Filin

The Bolshoi Theater will not be renewing the contract of Sergei Filin, the ballet company’s artistic director who was left scarred and partially blind after a brutal acid attack in 2013. … »Read

Classical Crit Exits Dallas Morning News Staff

Dallas Morning News staff classical music critic Scott Cantrell has taken advantage of the buy-out offered last week to over half of the newspaper’s 300-plus newsroom staff. He is one of 30 … »Read

Cincinnati World Piano Competition Does a 180

Awadagin Pratt (pictured) is back as artistic director of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, having been fired earlier this month , apparently without cause. The man who fired him, Mark … »Read

Bayreuth Museum Confronts Wagners' Nazi Ties

A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth last weekend to coincide with the annual Wagner opera festival puts the composer's anti-Semitism and his family's later ties to Adolf Hitler … »Read

Vic Firth Dies at 85

Everett “Vic” Firth, famed timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 46 years, creator of several hugely successful lines of drumsticks, died on July 26 at his home in Boston. He … »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.

Christopher Allen, conductor
New Artist of the Month
July 2015
Joseph Dennis, tenor
New Artist of the Month
June 2015
Mark Grisez, trumpet
New Artist of the Month
May 2015
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


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


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