Updated Feb 12, 2016

Levine Cancels Philadelphia

James Levine has cancelled his only engagement outside of the Metropolitan Opera pit this season; he was to have conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra February 18-20 but has withdrawn for health … »Read

Boston Orchestra Closes, Opens Under a New Name

On February 1, Boston Classical Orchestra board president Ronald A. Arky called his musicians to say that the 35-year-old ensemble was calling it quits. The orchestra was $100,000 in debt, … »Read

Komische Oper Berlin Taps Canadian Conductor

Canadian conductor and keyboardist Jordan de Souza has been named Studienleiter (head of music staff) at the Komische Oper Berlin, effective next season. He is the current cover conductor at … »Read

SoundCloud Has 175m Listeners, €39m in Losses

SoundCloud, the primary platform used by emerging artists and podcasters to distribute their work, is having some major financial issues. It has 175 million listeners, which is an impressive … »Read

Defending the ENO: 'We need to innovate, not reduce.'

Mark Wigglesworth, a relative newcomer to the job of music director of the English National Opera, comes out swinging in a bylined article in The Guardian that argues against planned staff cuts at … »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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