Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Wreckers at Bard: Revelation or Mere Curiosity?

 ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY—The people with whom Benjamin Britten populates the fishing village in Peter Grimes are a hard-hearted lot in victimizing the title character, but they are the … »Read

At Aix: The Fresh Wit of the New; the Lush Fantasy of the Old(er)

Providing balance to Festival d’Aix en Provence’s modern productions of Handel’s Alcina and Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail , as witnessed during a three-day, … »Read

Pianist Ivan Moravec Dies

Czech pianist Ivan Moravec died yesterday in a Prague hospital, where he had been suffering from pneumonia for several weeks. He was 84. Moravec studied in his native Prague and in Arezzo, where … »Read

New Artistic Director for Opera Santa Barbara

Greek conductor Kostis Protopapas, artistic director of Tulsa Opera for the last seven years, is to become the new artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. He recently renewed his contract in … »Read

The Met on Demand, from Your TV

It was only a matter of time before the Metropolitan Opera’s productions would be playing on demand in your living room. For $14.99 and a Roku TV component (or SmartTV for that matter), the … »Read




‘Why I Left Muncie’ by Sedgwick Clark

'Law and Disorder’ by GG Arts Law

'Career Advice' by Legendary Manager Edna Landau

‘An American in Paris by Frank Cadenhead

‘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.

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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