Updated Sep 4, 2015

Riccardo Chailly to Exit Gewandhaus Four Years Early

Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly is to step down from his post as chief conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at the end of the 2015-16 season—four years before his contract … »Read

Lucerne Fest Academy Names Boulez's Successors

The Lucerne Festival Academy, the annual summer training program and orchestra established in 2004 by Pierre Boulez, has named German composer Wolfgang Rihm, 63, as its next artistic director, and … »Read

DG Picks Musician/Lawyer as New Prez

Deutsche Grammophon has a new president in Clemens Trautmann; he succeeds Mark Wilkinson, who has been moved to VP of International Strategy & Artist Development for Universal Classical. … »Read

National Medal of the Arts Winners Announced

The Obama White House last night announced the ten winners of the 2014 National Medals of Arts. Four of the ten are in the fine arts; they are particularly noteworthy choices for their … »Read

The Van Zwedens Open Center for Youth with Autism

Last week, conductor Jaap van Zweden and his wife Aaltje opened a new home, Papageno House, for young adults with autism in Laren, the Netherlands. The couple has four children, one of whom was … »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.

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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