Updated Mar 31, 2015

Met Opera Article Generates Responses

The letters column in the April 6 issue of The New Yorker includes three under the heading, “Drama at the Met,” all in response to James Stewart’s A Fight at the Opera of two … »Read

Gotham Chamber Opera’s Tempest Songbook: A Laudable Attempt

The Tempest, like Shakespeare’s other “fantastic” play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream , dances from world to world, mixing romantic comedy and slapstick, allegory and masque. … »Read

Berlin Staatsoper Announces Festtage 2016

A new staging of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice will be among the offerings of the 20 th- anniversary season of the Berliner Staatsoper and Staatskapelle’s annual Festtage Festival, March 18-28, … »Read

U.K. Theater Panel Addresses Need for Gender Equality

The U.S. theater industry is not alone in its paucity of women in key administrative and artistic positions. A panel discussion at London’s Women Center Stage festival Industry called for … »Read

Triennial Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition Concludes

France’s Van Kuijk Quartet has has won the triennial Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, which concluded Sunday after six days of semifinals and concert performances by 11 … »Read




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‘The Torn Tutu’ by Rachel Straus

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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.

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
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


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


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