Recent Dakota Sky Articles

We’re getting incredibly excited to kick of the two-weeks of never 50 events this coming Saturday, July 21! Take a look at some recent articles about this year’s Festival below:

An Artist’s Touch”
Argus Leader Link – “2 Week Festival Begins”

2011 Season Artists Announced!

The full roster of guest artists for the 2011 Season of the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival has been finalized, and we are excited for what will be another fantastic season!

Founder and Artistic Director Paul Sanchez will start off our season.  Joining him in the Recital Series this year will be returning friends of the Festival and of Sioux Falls, Adam Golka, Petronel Malan, and Alessio Bax.  New to our recital series is Dr. Douglas Humpherys, of Eastman School of Music.  The Spotlight Series will feature the return of pianist Jeffrey LaDeur, this time as a member of the Delphi Trio, as well as the return of 2010 favorite, magician and pianist Igor Lipinski.

See our 2011 Artist Information page for more information about each of the artists.

This year, we are also planning to expand our Education program to include a Young Artist Program, which will consist of a two-week long intensive residency for seven students, who will study with our guest artists and other special guests.  This will expand upon our existing successful Children’s Concerts and Lecture Series.  Please check back after the New Year for more details about these, and other, upcoming programs.

It may be snowing today, but we are already excited for some summertime music!


Welcome to the official Dakota Sky Blog!  We’ll be using this space to talk about a wide variety of Dakota Sky related happenings — everything from Festival preparations, event and behind the scenes photos, and information from around the Internet to help keep you up to date with the world of Dakota Sky, and our artists past and present.

Copy this address — — into your favorite RSS newsfeed reader, to subscribe and receive all of our updates.

We’ll be rolling out an updated Facebook page, and Twitter account in the coming days as well.  Watch here and at for more information!


Donate to Dakota Sky Foundation

More info on our Facebook page!