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2024 Vino & Vibrato | Sonoma County’s beloved summer concert series returns for four evenings of music with wine tastings. See details here.

2024 Artists in Residence | Meet our 2024 Artists in Residence! We are thrilled to welcome our roster of Artists to pianoSonoma at the Green Music Center this summer. Read about them here.

2023 pianoSonoma Gala Fundraising Concert | Join us on November 9 for our annual gala at the Yamaha Artist Salon in New York City. The concert will feature our Artists in Residence and Artistic Directors. Learn more here.

pianoSonoma in Sebastopol on May 16, 2023 | Join us for a concert at the Community Church of Sebastopol on May 16 at 7pm. Classical virtuosity meets contemporary improvisation meets ground-breaking innovation in this eclectic and energizing program featuring classical, jazz, and original compositions. Featuring performances by Kara Dugan, Peter Dugan, Charles Yang, and Jessica and Michael Shinn. Entry is free and open the public.

2023 Vino & Vibrato | Our Vino & Vibrato concert series is back this summer with pre-concert wine tastings sponsored by Thumbprint Winery and two Artist Exchanges. See details here.

What is pianoSonoma?

2024 pianoSonoma Cabernet (1 or 2 weeks in Sonoma County)
Session I: Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19
Session II: Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26

About Us | pianoSonoma is a music festival that brings together Artists in Residence 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 Artists in Residence and 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 dynamic and innovative 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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Emi and Peter 2015
Emi and Peter 2015
Schroeder Hall Concerts
Yamaha RemoteLesson