Updated Sep 2, 2015

Manuela Hoelterhoff to Exit Bloomberg

Manuela Hoelterhoff, among the most highly regarded culture writers/editors/commentators, known for her bracing wit and sharp eye, is retiring from Bloomberg after 11 years. She is 65. … »Read

British Music Rights Agency PRS Sues SoundCloud

The subscription streaming service SoundCloud, in business since 2008, boasts about 175 million users per month. But it does not pay royalties to the composers and songwriters whose works get … »Read

Eastman School Gets $2M for Contemporary Media Institute

The Eastman School of Music has received $2 million from alumni Jeff and Joan Beal to establish the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media. Jeff Beal is a hugely successful TV and … »Read

Toulouse Artistic Director Headed for Chile

Frédéric Chambert, general director of the Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse and its opera and ballet companies since 2009, is to leave his post at the end of 2015-16 to … »Read

Man Charged with Pianist's Murder

International concert pianist  Natalia Strelchenko , also known as Natalia Strelle, was murdered in her home in Manchester, U.K., on Sunday. She died from head and neck injuries. Her partner, … »Read




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'Law and Disorder’ by GG Arts Law

'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

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‘Berlin Times’ by Rebecca Schmid

‘Munich Times by Andrew Powell

‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

‘A Rich Possession’ by James Conlon


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.

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
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


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


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