Sonoma Classical Music Society is pleased to present


Nigel Armstrong, Sonoma’s own internationally acclaimed violinist, returns on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in concert at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Winery in Sonoma, 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, at 3:00 pm. He will be accompanied by well-known Bay Area pianist, Miles Graber. Nigel’s program will include the Preludio and Gavotte from Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E major (BWV 1006); Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 47, “The Kreutzer”; Debussy’s Claire de Lune; Tchaikovsky’s Melody; and Mozart’s Violin Sonata in G major, K. 301, as well as a couple of added surprises. Tickets for this special concert, Nigel’s only appearance in Sonoma this year, are $35 for adults, $30 for members of the Sonoma Classical Music Society, and $10 for students. In addition, there will be special “bistro” seats available at tables for $50 per ticket. Individuals who buy a table of 4 will receive a free bottle of wine. Tickets are now available from, will be available approximately three weeks before the concert from Readers’ Books and Pharmaca, Jacuzzi Family Winery and at the door.

Hailed as “an astonishing talent with exquisite technique” and as “gifted” and “blazing” by the Chicago Tribune, Nigel Armstrong began his violin studies here in Sonoma at the age of five with Leta Davis. He made his debut in 2002 with the Baroque Sinfonia and has since performed with the Boston Pops and Norwegian Radio Orchestras, the Reno and Burbank philharmonic symphonies; the Berkeley and Downey symphony orchestras; Bozeman Symphony, San Francisco Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon, Argentina; the American Philharmonic of Sonoma County, with which he performed for two seasons, the Marin Symphony, and the American Youth Symphony for which he was concertmaster from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, he achieved silver medal wins in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Oslo, Norway, and The First International Violin Competition in Buenos Aires. In both competitions, he won additional prizes, including the Premio Tango award in Buenos Aires, and the Ole Bull and Nordheim awards in Oslo. He was a finalist in the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition, receiving Fourth Prize and winning Best Performance of a Commissioned Work by John Corigliano with “Stomp.” He soloed with the Pacific Symphony in November 2012 and debuted with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in April 2013.

Miles Graber received his musical training at the Julliard School. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He has performed with numerous solo artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Carmilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, and Mimi Stillman. He currently performs frequently with violinists Christina Mok and Mariya Borozina, flutists Gary Woodward and Amy Likar, and clarinetist Tom Rose. He is a member of the chamber groups Trio Concertino, MusicAEterna, and the Sor Ensemble. Miles and Arkadi Serper comprise the two-piano team Scorpio Duo.
You may place orders for "will call" tickets at Nigel's concert here.

Tickets for this performance are $35 for adults, $30 for members of the Society, and $10 for students. 10 bistro tables available for $50 each seat. Each table seats 4.



Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our local international violin superstar, Nigel Armstrong, in a concert of memorable compositions, on Sunday, May 11, at 3:00 pm at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Winery. This concert is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early!

Stay tuned for the Sonoma Classical Music Society’s 2015 winter-spring season. We are planning several exciting concerts, including the return of the Italian Saxophone Quartet which thrilled audiences in 2012. The full 2015 season program will be published in the fall of 2014.

About the Sonoma Classical Music Society

The Sonoma Classical Music Society was formed in 2004 with the mission of sponsoring a series of classical music concerts in Sonoma of the highest professional quality. An application for membership in the Sonoma Classical Music Society may be obtained at the website: .

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