This evening is manna for lovers of piano music – a concert in the beautiful courtyard of Castello di Amorosa showcasing the Gold Medalists from three of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions, each playing a concerto with the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra under the baton of Martin West.
Prepare to be dazzled by South Korean-born Yekwon Sunwoo, who won the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; Italian pianist Rodolfo Leone, who took top prize in the 2017 Vienna International Beethoven Competition; and Zoltán Fejérvári from Hungary, winner of the Concours Musical International de Montréal.
First Republic Bank Stage at Castello di Amorosa
Rising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa, which translates to the “castle of love” in Italian. Castello di Amorosa is an authentically-styled, thirteenth century Tuscan castle winery replete with high walls, five defensive towers, and over 30 acres of estate vineyards. It was built over a 14-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, California.