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Updated Aug 31, 2014

Operalia Winners Include Two Countertenors

Plácido Domingo’s Operalia concluded Saturday night in Los Angeles, and the two top winners, each of whom takes home $30,000, can hardly be called newcomers. American soprano Rachel … »Read

DG Launches First Classical Label Streaming App

LONDON--Germany-based producer Deutsche Grammophon has made a cautious venture into the controversial arena of music streaming with the launch of its DG Discovery app. What it bills as … »Read

Composer Attacked in Russia for Opera Content

The premiere of Russian composer Ilya Demutsky’s latest opera, New Jerusalem , has been cancelled for the second time, and the composer reports that he has been attacked physically. The main … »Read

School Cancels Spamalot for 'Homosexual Themes'

Educators in South Williamsport, PA, have deemed any references to homosexuality, even in a comedic setting, “risqué and offensive.” Officials in that town have cancelled a … »Read

Vermont Phil Conductor, Organist, Drowns

In an apparent boating accident, longtime music director of the Vermont Philharmonic Brian Webb was found dead Wednesday morning, in Lake Champlain. Webb, 65, was associate dean for the master of … »Read

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HONORS & AWARDS


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
baritone

New Artist of the Month
July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber
conductor

New Artist of the Month
June 2014
Peabody Southwell
mezzo-soprano

New Artist of the Month
May 2014
Katarina Bradić
mezzo-soprano

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

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