July 16  |  11:00AM

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

The brightest new star on the percussion scene, Mitya Nilov makes his Festival Napa Valley debut. He is the first percussionist in 15 years to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition (2018). Celebrated for his distinctive musical voice, sensitivity and dynamic stage presence, he has appeared in some of the world’s top concert halls, including the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, and the New World Center in Miami.

Concert underwritten by Bouchaine Vineyards, Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, proprietors

Special thanks to Napa Valley College and Auberge du Soleil

A Festival Napa Valley Arts for All Program


Mitya Nilov
Mitya Nilov

One of the most dynamic percussionists of his generation, Mitya Nilov is a winner of the 2018 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The depth, sincerity, and sensitivity of his distinctive musical voice have empowered him to captivate his audiences worldwide.



Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center is dedicated to theater and music instruction and performance. It offers professional quality theater in a college setting, featuring a five-show season as well as acting, music and production courses led by industry professionals. It is the official home of the Blackburn Music Academy.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center