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2018 Annual pianoSonoma Fundraising Gala on Thursday, November 29 | Join us for our gala at the Yamaha Artist Salon in New York City. We have a fabulous line up of performances to celebrate an incredible year and to raise money for a host of new initiatives. Click here for more information.

pianoSonoma listed in Pianist magazine's Top 10 music festivals to attend this summer | We are so proud to be a part of this list and in such tremendous company. Come see us in Sonoma County next month! See the list here.

World Premiere of Double Rainbow, the chamber version, to be conducted by Artist Angie Zhang | pianoSonoma is excited to present its first world premiere, Thomas Cabaniss' Double Rainbow, a Two Piano Concerto, to be debuted in its chamber version on July 28. All of our Artists in Residence and Artistic Directors will perform, with Artist Angie Zhang at the podium. Purchase tickets here.

2018 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 24, July 26, July 31, and August 2. Learn more here

Meet our 2018 Artists in Residence | We are introducing our largest Artist roster ever, with eight stellar musicians joining us at pianoSonoma this summer. Meet our first ever clarinetist, three pianists, two violinists, flutist, and cellist here.

What is pianoSonoma?

2019 California Festival Dates
Session I: Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27
Session II: Sunday, July 28 – Saturday, August 3

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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More About Us

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