Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi Prize

The Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Classical Music was established in 2017. Named in honor of Festival Napa Valley’s Founding Board Chairman Darioush Khaledi and his wife Shahpar, the annual prize recognizes an artist or ensemble who has exemplified outstanding attributes as a performer and innovator. The Prize includes a $10,000 cash award and commemoration on a trophy designed by celebrated sculptor Adam Wiedmann and Nimbus Arts, on permanent display at Darioush Winery.