MISSION

Bouchaine Young Artist Series

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.

2019 Concerts

Friday, July, 12

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason
Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

The brilliant British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Award, makes his Bay Area debut in a recital accompanied by his sister, the equally celebrated pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. 

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Tuesday, July, 16

Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion, with Liana Pailodze Harron, piano
Bouchaine Young Artists Series: Mitya Nilov, percussion, with Liana Pailodze Harron, piano

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.

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Saturday, July, 20

Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir
Bouchaine Young Artist Series: iSing Silicon Valley Girls Choir

Silicon Valley’s sensational all-girls choir makes its Festival debut in this Bouchaine Young Artists concert. Winners of the 2018 Grand Prize at the Eighth International Robert Schumann Choral Competition, iSing is an ambitious choral program that trains local young female singers in musicianship as well as in community involvement and leadership – aiming to change the world through song.

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