Updated Oct 31, 2014

Peter Sellars Turns to Choreography?

Director Peter Sellars has received his first dance commission, appropriately from the Park Avenue Armory where his St. Matthew Passion was recently staged to thrilling effect with the Berlin … »Read

Portland Opera Moves to Summer Festival Format

Portland Opera, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, is planning to change its format by compressing its annual season into one 12-week period, June to August, beginning in 2016. The company will … »Read

New Post-grad Training Orchestra in Formation

Longy School of Music, now a part of Bard College, is to create an as-yet unnamed training orchestra of post-graduate instrumentalists, using Miami’s New World Symphony as a model. The … »Read

Herbie Hancock Talks About His New Memoir: Possibilities

NEW YORK — Herbie Hancock doesn't begin or end his newly published memoir Possibilities by recalling any of the many highlights in his 50-plus-year career such as receiving the 2008 Album of … »Read

Creative Scotland Ups Granting Funds to £100M

Creative Scotland, the country’s arts funding body, has come a long way in the last two years, moving from a much-maligned, poorly run agency with little apparent understanding of how it … »Read




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'The New Classical' by Christian B. Carey

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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.

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
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
November 2013


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


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