Updated Mar 27, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Gets $6 Million

The Pittsburgh Symphony has received a total of $6.5 million in grants, payable over the next five years; $5 million of the monies are from the Heinz Endowments, the rest from the Benter … »Read

South Korea's 'Blacklisted' Artists Plan to Sue Government

Among the first members of the deposed South Korean President’s inner circle to be indicted was Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun. She is reported to have maintained an artist "blacklist,” … »Read

La Scala Honors Toscanini's 150th Birthday with Concert, Exhibition

On Saturday, March 25, Riccardo Chailly conducted the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus in a concert honoring the 150th birthday of Arturo Toscanini, whose tenure as the house's principal conductor … »Read

Houston Symphony Music Director Extends Through 2022

Columbia-born conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada has extended his contract as music director of the Houston Symphony through the 2021-22 season. He started in the job in the fall of 2014. … »Read

Louis Frémaux, Rattle's Predecessor at the CBSO, Has Died

French conductor Louis Frémaux, the first music director of what is now called the Orchestre National de Lyon and Simon Rattle’s immediate predecessor at the City of Birmingham … »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.

Mariam Batsashvili, pianist
New Artist of the Month
March 2017
Beste Kalender, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
February 2017
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist
New Artist of the Month
January 2017
Sarah Tuttle, soprano
New Artist of the Month
December 2016
George Li, pianist
New Artist of the Month
November 2016
Pablo Rus Broseta, cond.
New Artist of the Month
October 2016
Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2016
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


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


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