2016 Fundraising Gala Concert on November 10 | Join us at the Yamaha Artist Salon at 689 Fifth Avenue in New York City for our annual gala fundraiser on Thursday, November 10 at 6pm. Learn more here.
Remote Lesson added to 2016 Summer Events | We welcome Mirian Conti, who will be located in New York City, to work with pianoSonoma participants and local high school students on the stage of Schroeder Hall. Find out more.
2016 Summer Concerts Announced | pianoSonoma returns to The Green Music Center with a summer of exquisite classical music concerts, masterclasses, and wine tastings. Purchase tickets here.
pianoSonoma at Juilliard | Our longtime vision of expanding pianoSonoma to different parts of the country is coming to fruition as we bring the festival to our hometown of New York City. We are thrilled to announce a collaboration with The Juilliard School, as we create a pilot program modeled on our week-long sessions in California. This short intensive workshop will take place from Wednesday, January 6 – Friday, January 8, 2016 at Juilliard at Lincoln Center. Learn more here.
What is pianoSonoma?
2017 California Festival Dates
Session I: Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29
Session II: Sunday, July 30 – Saturday, August 5
About Us | pianoSonoma is a music festival that brings together Artists in Residence, current conservatory music majors or recent graduates, and adult musicians to collaborate and perform in private and public concerts and community workshops in Sonoma and Napa Counties, CA. This intersection of Artists in Residence and our adult participants creates a rich and vibrant experience for everyone.
We keep our program uniquely small in order to create the most supportive and collegial atmosphere possible. Each week-long sessionoffers private lessons taught by Juilliard faculty, guided rehearsals, daily masterclasses and public performances.
Programs We Offer | We pride ourselves in offering programs of the highest musical quality. Our Solo Instrument + Duo program is perfect for adult musicians of all levels of experience, while our Solo Instrument + Trio program is an exclusive program designed for our most advanced and experienced participants.
Our History | pianoSonoma co-founders and Artistic Directors Jessica and Michael Shinn met as students at The Juilliard School in New York City, and after spending time in the beautiful wine regions of California, the two Yamaha Artists were inspired to create a summer music festival in Sonoma County. The combination of wine and music is a natural fit, and the location is a beautiful one for musical stimulation.
After launching the festival in 2011, which is partially geared towards adult musicians of all backgrounds, they launched the Young Artist program in 2012, which has now evolved into a prestigious Artist in Residence program, bringing the next generation of professional musicians to the area to collaborate with pianoSonoma’s adult participants. Read more.