Updated Jan 29, 2015

James Levine to Conduct Philly Orch in 2015-16

The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony seem to have been on the same wave length when they planned their 2015-16 seasons, both announced this week. Both orchestras are  focusing … »Read

Carnegie Hall at 125: Still Growing, After All These Years

It was the New York Philharmonic (then the New York Symphony) that opened Andrew Carnegie’s Music Hall on May 5, 1891, so it’s only fitting that the New York Philharmonic launch … »Read

KenCen's First Composer-in-Residence: Mason Bates

Dovetailing with the completion of his three years as composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mason Bates takes up the same mantle next season with the Kennedy Center, where … »Read

Houston Symphony COO Moving to Nashville

Steven Brosvik, current general manager and COO of the Houston Symphony, is to be the new COO of the Nashville Symphony. Brosvik’s background includes being at the helm of the San Antonio … »Read

Debbie Voigt: 'I was absolutely huge.'

In a recent interview with Associated Press, soprano Deborah Voigt, whose autobiography Call Me Debbie … was just published, recounts some of the darker periods of her life. She describes a … »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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