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2019 Annual pianoSonoma Fundraising Gala on Thursday, December 5 | Join us for our gala at the Yamaha Artist Salon in New York City. We have a fabulous line up of performances to raise money for our upcoming 10th season. Click here for more information.

NEW--pianoSonoma Chef's Table on July 28 | Join us for a curated intersection of music, wine, and fine dining at Robert Young Estate Winery. Learn more here.

2019 Vino & Vibrato Concerts | Join us for our annual concert series at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center in Schroeder Hall. All concerts will be preceded by a wine tasting and take place on July 23, July 25, July 30, and August 1. Learn more here.

pianoSonoma Boston Inaugural Concert on May 14 | The inaugural concert presents an eclectic mix of music by Glass, Beethoven, Adams, and Piazzolla; the program culminates in a new arrangement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Learn more here.

pianoSonoma Boston, May 14-17, 2019 | We are excited to bring pianoSonoma to Boston for the first time and are thrilled to be hosted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Participants will be coming from all over the country to work with our four Artists in Residence--two violinists, one flutist, and one pianist. Learn more here.

What is pianoSonoma?

2020 California Festival Dates
Session I: Sunday, July 19 – Saturday, July 25
Session II: Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1

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 County, CA and across the United States. 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 session offers private lessons taught by Juilliard faculty, guided rehearsals, daily masterclasses and public performances.

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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.

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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.

Read what our participants are saying here.

pianoSonoma, a Unique Music Festival in the Sonoma Wine Country


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Ron and Mike for pianoSonoma
Emi and Peter 2015
Jessica and Michael Shinn
Emi and Peter 2015
pianoSonoma Masterclasses
Schroeder Hall Concerts
Artists in Residence in Rehearsal 2014
Thomas Feng pianoSonoma Young Composer 2014
Yamaha RemoteLesson