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2022 pianoSonoma Rosé (3 days in Sonoma County) | We are launching a brand-new program for music-lovers who would like to engage with our Artists in Residence in a variety of ways, either as an observer or as a performer. Learn more here.

2021 pianoSonoma Gala Fundraising Concert | Join us virtually in November 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.

2022 pianoSonoma Cabernet (1 or 2 weeks in Sonoma County) | We are excited to announce that pianoSonoma Cabernet will be held July 17 - 30, 2022 at Sonoma State University. Learn more here.

2021 Vino & Vibrato | We are back for live performance at the Green Music Center! Celebrate our cathartic return to Sonoma State University this summer. See details here.

2021 Artists in Residence | Meet our 2021 Artists in Residence! We are thrilled to welcome new and returning Artists to our in-person festival this summer. Read about them here.

2021 Artist in Residence Fellowships | We have raised funds and gift-matched as an organization to establish an Artist Fellowship to help support our Artists, especially during the pandemic. Learn more here.

What is pianoSonoma?

2022 pianoSonoma Rosé (3 days in Sonoma County)
Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

2022 pianoSonoma Cabernet (1 or 2 weeks in Sonoma County)
Session I: Sunday, July 17 – Saturday, July 23
Session II: Sunday, July 24 – Saturday, July 30

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 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 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
Yamaha RemoteLesson