Festival Napa Valley has presented over 50 of America’s most talented young musicians in this popular admission-free concert series. Students selected to participate have the opportunity to hone their performance skills, and receive a generous scholarship from the festival. These young musicians serve as role models and contribute to the continued renewal and relevance of the performing arts. As this series has grown in popularity and demand every year, Bouchaine Young Artist concerts are being moved to Napa Valley College this year, doubling the capacity and increasing access for local residents.
Yoonah Kim is the first woman to win first prize at the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition and the first solo clarinetist in thirty years to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. A member of Ensemble Connect, Kim is an ambassador for Carnegie Hall in New York City public schools.
Cuban-Chinese-American cellist Sophia Bacelar is quickly gaining recognition as one of classical music’s young rising stars. And she is passionate about promoting classical music to a new, younger generation of listeners, as well as bringing it to less-reached communities throughout the world.