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2016 Summer Concerts Announced | pianoSonoma returns to The Green Music Center with a summer of exquisite classical music concerts, masterclasses, and wine tastings. Read more 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.

Special Thanks! | La Crema Winery has generously donated wine for our Wine Tastings prior to each of our Schroeder Hall concerts.

pianoSonoma 2015 Summer Events | Join us for a fantastic summer line-up of concerts and masterclasses! Click here to view our 2015 Public Performances.

What is pianoSonoma?

2016 Festival Dates
Session I: Sunday, July 24 – Saturday, July 30
Session II: Sunday, July 31 – Saturday, August 6

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 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.

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Ron and Mike for pianoSonoma
Emi and Peter 2015
Jessica and Michael Shinn
Emi and Peter 2015
Anne-Marie McDermott for pianoSonoma
pianoSonoma Masterclasses
Schroeder Hall Concerts
Artists in Residence in Rehearsal 2014
Thomas Feng pianoSonoma Young Composer 2014
Yamaha RemoteLesson
pianoSonoma at The Green Music Center
2014 pianoSonoma Fundraising Gala