Musical America has named Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as its 2018 Artist of the Year. Nelsons—who will also become music director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in February 2018—received his award along with fellow honorees in December at Carnegie Hall in an event that also marked the publication of the 2018 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts. Also receiving 2018 awards were Mason Bates, Composer of the Year; violinist Augustin Hadelich, Instrumentalist of the Year; soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, Vocalist of the Year; and Young People’s Chorus Founding Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, Educator of the Year.