Muti named Musical America’s “Musician of the Year”

Posted on: November 11, 2009

Tuesday (11/10) on the St. Louis Times-Dispatch blog Culture Club, Sarah Bryan Millere reports that Musical America, which publishes an annual printed directory focusing on the classical music world as well as the website MusicalAmerica.com, “has announced its awards for 2010. They’re a distinguished group. Conductor Riccardo Muti, who has led most of the world’s great orchestras at one time or another and been music director for a few of the most distinguished, is 2010’s ‘Musician of the Year.’ His fellows are composer Louis Andriessen, violinist Joshua Bell [Instrumentalist of the Year], mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca [Vocalist of the Year], and ‘collaborative pianist’ Warren Jones; it’s hard to argue with any of the choices.” Other conductors to win Musical America’s top award in the last decade include Bernard Haitink, Simon Rattle, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Posted November 11, 2009