Italian Wine and Food Paired with Selections from Italian Opera, Piano Solos and 4-handed duets by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Titov, and more!
Join us for the return on Bistro Musicale! An evening that blends chef-crafted food and wine with exquisite musical performances from world class music artists. This is an intimate multi-sensorial experience, and opportunity to experience…
…the two most delectable art forms in complete harmony: Food & Music!
Program and Menu Announced!
Our 5th Bistro Musicale, happening on Thursday, January 13th, 2022 at 6pm, will be showcasing concert pianist and rockstar Konstantin Soukhovetski, in from New York, together with Bistro Musicale founder and pianist Jacopo Giacopuzzi in an incredible solo and four hands performance. Pianists Jacopo and Konstantin will perform original transcriptions of arias from beloved Operas, as well as piano solos and 4-handed duets by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Titov, and more!
The event will be held in a beautiful new location– the historic Peppers Estate in Montecito with its jaw-dropping ballroom!
Chef Amy Robinson (founder of Epicurean Santa Barbara) will be crafting some incredible food pairings with Winemaker Alison Thomson’s elegant Italian inspired wines from L.A. Lepiane.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Jacopo has performed recitals at major festivals and venues throughout the United States and Europe. Jacopo is a winner of 14 international competitions including the International Piano Competition San Dona`di Piave, Ibiza International Piano Competition, International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles, and the Beverly Hills National Auditions. He has performed under the direction of world renowned conductors such as Dian Tchobanov, Robert Wills, and others. He has been invited to serve on competition juries and to give presentations, masterclasses and concerts throughout the the world.
Highlights of Mr. Soukhovetski’s career include appearances with Johannesburg Philharmonic, Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, and Richmond, Austin, Auburn, Westmoreland, Virginia, and Asheville Symphony Orchestras. His solo performances have taken him to London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Weill Recital and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall, Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Mr. Soukhovetski is an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal. Born in Moscow to a family of artists he also studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, under the auspices of the Moscow State Conservatory with Anatoly Ryabov. Following the premiere of his transcription of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs at L’Esprit du Piano Festival in Bordeaux, he has taken the work on tour in both South Africa and the United States.
Joining us at Bistro Musicale will be Winemaker Alison Thomson of L.A. Lepiane Wines! Alison’s winemaking style applies traditional Italian methods with the fresh, bold characteristics that make California winemakers legendary. Her wines reflect her Italian ancestry with the modernity of California winemaking.