Updated Jul 29, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann Takes on Decca Records

If an artist makes a recording on one label and then five to ten years later records some of the same material on another label, does he have the legal right to approve (or not) the repackaging … »Read

Bayreuth Jumps the Gun and Announces 2016

In an unprecedented move, the Bayreuth Festival announced casting for the 2016 festival on opening day. Normally, such announcements come only a few months—even weeks—before the season … »Read

Met Cancels Free Simulcast at Linc Inc

In an apparent cost-cutting move, the Metropolitan Opera will no longer host a free opening night simulcast in Lincoln Center Plaza. What in the past has attracted a throng of 2,000 unable to … »Read

At Caramoor: Poulenc’s Vocal Writing, Front and Center

Les Dialogues des Carmelites is an opera without a romance. But you don’t miss it, because so much else is going on. The principal characters are Carmelite nuns in a priory at … »Read

Simon Keenlyside Cancels Engagements, Again

Simon Keenlyside has cancelled his Met Opera appearances as Rigoletto in the fall, due to a need for “vocal rest.” This marks the second time within a four-month window that he’s … »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.

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
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


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


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