Updated Feb 10, 2016

Bartoli Wins Polar Music Prize

Mezzo-soprano and budding Salzburg Festival impresaria Cecilia Bartoli has won the 2016 Polar Music Prize, along with Swedish songwriter/producer Martin Sandberg, dba Max Martin, whose songs have … »Read

Ojai Announces Music Directors Through 2021

Mitsuko Uchida, acclaimed pianist, sublime Mozart interpreter, Marlboro Music Festival director, is to be the music director of the Ojai Music Festival on the occasion of its 75th-anniversary … »Read

Long Island Philharmonic Throws in the Towel

The Long Island Philharmonic, which has been struggling to stay afloat for many years, has finally gone under. In a statement, Larry Austin, chairman, said, "This is a tragedy for all of Long … »Read

Peter Oundjian to Exit Toronto

As the Toronto Symphony announced its 2016-17 season last week, it also revealed that Peter Oundjian will not renew his contract past its expiration at the end of 2017-18. “You want to keep … »Read

Tulsa Opera Hires Former Employee as GD and CEO

Gregory Weber, director of operations and administration for the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts at Michigan State University, is to become general director and CEO of the Tulsa Opera. … »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.

Pam Tanowitz, choreographer
New Artist of the Month
February 2016
Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone
New Artist of the Month
January 2016
James Darrah, director
New Artist of the Month
December 2015
Rene M. Orth, composer
New Artist of the Month
November 2015
Sam Suggs, double bass
New Artist of the Month
October 2015
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


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


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