Described as “the latest phenomenon of the Russian piano school” (Corriere della Sera), Malofeev came to international prominence when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2014 at age 13. Since then, he has appeared with some of the world’s top orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The piano virtuoso celebrates Rachmaninoff’s 150th Anniversary with a program featuring the composer’s most beloved works in the idyllic setting of Bouchaine Vineyards — the oldest continuously-operating winery in the region.
Bouchaine is owned by Festival major benefactors Gerret and Tatiana Copeland. Today the winery is one of Napa Valley's leading producers of sustainably farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Bouchaine was the first Fish Friendly Certified vineyard in Napa Valley, and also holds Napa Green Certification.