Updated Aug 21, 2014

Musicians Protest Maestro's Firing

Last week, the board of directors of the Vallejo (CA) Symphony let longtime Music Director David Ramadanoff go after 32 years, saying it was “time for a change” but insisting that his … »Read

Lucerne Fest Names Tod Machover Composer-in-Residence

Composer and technical guru Tod Machover is on a ten-day visit to Lucerne, Switzerland, collecting native sounds for his Symphony for Lucerne , a project of his recent appointment as the … »Read

Pittsburgh Symphony on Road to Financial Recovery

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is on the mend financially, according to a recent audit. Net assets climbed by $23.6 million in 2013, a representative of accounting firm Schneider Downs tells … »Read

Hartford Symphony Names Dir of Artistic Operations & Administration

Stephen Collins, onetime executive director of the Waterbury (CT) Symphony and free-lance percussionist, joined the Hartford (CT) Symphony Orchestra as director of artistic operations and … »Read

Peking Opera Launches U.S. Tour

NEW YORK (Reuters) --With a troupe of nearly 90, including musicians, elaborately costumed singers, and actors, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing launched a brief U.S. tour last night in the … »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.

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
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2013
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
New Artist of the Month
November 2013
Chad Hoopes, violinist
New Artist of the Month
October 2013
Sarah Silver, violinist
New Artist of the Month
September 2013


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


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