Guitar, Chamber Music
Grammy Award-winner Jason Vieaux is “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone). Performance highlights include appearances at the Caramoor Festival as artist in residence, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, New York’s 92Y, and the Ravinia Festival. He has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras and has performed premieres by Jonathan Leshnoff, Avner Dorman, Jeff Beal, Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Vivian Fung, and José Luis Merlin.
Mr. Vieaux’s extensive discography includes the 2015 Grammy Award-winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Play. In 2018–19 Mr. Vieaux releases new albums on Azica, BIS, and Naxos. Other recent recordings include Infusion (Azica) with accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro, Ginastera’s Guitar Sonata, on Ginastera: One Hundred (Oberlin Music), and Together (Azica) with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis.
Mr. Vieaux has received top prizes from the Naumburg International Guitar Competition and the GFA International Guitar Competition, the Cleveland Institute of Music Distinguished Alumni Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. In 2009 he was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series. Mr. Vieaux plays a 2013 Gernot Wagner guitar with Augustine strings.
In 2012 the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an interface that provides one-on-one online study to guitar students around the world. Mr. Vieaux is head of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he has taught since 1997. Mr. Vieaux joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011.