Updated May 26, 2015

San Luis Obispo Musicians Vote 'No Confidence' in Board

Musicians of the San Luis Obispo Symphony have taken a vote of “no confidence” in the orchestra’s board of directors, in the wake of the firing of longtime Music Director Michael … »Read

Note to NY Phil: Bring Susanna Malkki Back ASAP

NEW YORK--Last weekend’s belated New York Philharmonic conducting debut of Susanna Malkki proved yet again that Finland has a disproportionate number of talented musicians; perhaps … »Read

Harmonia Mundi to Be Sold

PIAS (Play It Again, Sam), a global recordings distributor that claims some 250 labels, is soon to buy Harmonia Mundi, leaving Eva Coutaz, widow of label founder Bernard (d. 2010), head of A&R … »Read

NY Times Reports on Linc Inc Exec's Bonus

The New York Times has picked up an article from The New York Post that reports on former Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy’s $600,000 bonus, received in 2013, his final year in the job. … »Read

APAP's First 25 Leadership Fellows

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) has announced the initial group of participants in its new Leadership Fellows Program. There are 25 (out of 50 applicants), ranging from … »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.

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
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


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


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