Updated Jan 23, 2015

City Opera Fate Still Twisting in the Wind

The official sale of the bankrupt New York City Opera’s remaining assets was to have taken place yesterday and approved by the bankruptcy court. But the hearing was postponed, so the fate of … »Read

Juilliard Gets $5 Million for Real-world Prep

The Juilliard School has received a grant of $5 million from trustee Michael E. Marks and his wife, Carol. The monies, which arrive on the heels of millions of dollars in gifts to the school last … »Read

Atl Symphony Principal Bassoon, 21, Wins Chicago Principal Audition

On Monday, the Boston Symphony announced its new section cellist, 21-year-old Oliver Aldort, a senior at the Curtis Institute, who has the distinction of being the orchestra’s youngest … »Read

Sonya Yoncheva: Go-to Soprano

NEW YORK — Looking for a lyric soprano who can parachute into your production at the last minute, sing melodiously and then die movingly? At the Metropolitan Opera these days, they send out … »Read

Matthew Polenzani's Recital Tour Gets Underway

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Matthew Polenzani is enjoying a rich vein of artistic form and a successful operatic career. Last season, the American tenor sang several leading roles in major houses: … »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.

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
Francesca Rose dePasquale, violinist
New Artist of the Month
February 2014
Maria Perrotta, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2014


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


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