Updated Sep 18, 2014

Steve Coleman: MacArthur's Sole 2014 Musical 'Genius'

While last year’s 24 MacArthur "genius" grants went to four performing artists--choreographer Kyle Abraham; pianist Jeremy Denk; jazz pianist, composer, bandleader Vijay Iyer; and … »Read

ENO Gets Sorely Needed Boost from New Otello

LONDON--At a time when London audiences tend to giggle at every opportunity–even Euripides’s stark Medea at the National Theater was not immune–it must be that bit more difficult … »Read

Tibor Rudas, Impresario for the Masses, Dies

Impresario Tibor Rudas, who called himself “the most hated man in the world of opera,” who put The Three [original] Tenors on tour in the 90s, and who booked the New York Philharmonic … »Read

Detroit and Buffalo Orchs Get Major Gifts

Although not in the same league as Mrs. Benaroya’s gift to the Seattle Symphony, two other orchestras announced ground-breaking gifts this week. The Buffalo Philharmonic is characterizing … »Read

Scientists Examine Chopin's Heart, Confirm TB

WARSAW, Poland (AP)--The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday. The findings seem to … »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.

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
Chad Hoopes, violinist
New Artist of the Month
October 2013


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


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