Updated Jul 2, 2015

NY Phil Assoc Principal Defects to Houston

New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio has been appointed principal clarinet of the Houston Symphony, effective  next season. He succeeds David Peck, who retired from … »Read

San Diego Is Indeed Back--with a Surplus

Kudos to the San Diego Opera, which has not only managed to come back from being  declared dead in March of 2014 but, as announced at Monday’s annual meeting, to do so with a projected … »Read

Edward Greenfield Dies at 86

Edward (Ted) Greenfield, longtime Guardian chief music critic and Gramophone contributor, died July 1, two days short of his 87 th birthday. Born in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, he attended … »Read

U/Miami Frost School Names Chair of Musicology Dept.

David Ake has been announced as professor of musicology and chair of the department of musicology at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He succeeds Deborah … »Read

Royal College Study Shows Psychobiological Effects of Music

A new study by The Royal College of Music’s Center for Performance Science indicates that listening to and singing classical music has a positive, biological effect on mood and stress … »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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