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Jason Vieaux, Guitar


Osher Salon
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Artist Profile

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation (NPR), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. His latest solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.  

Recital highlights include performances at Caramoor, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Ravinia, 92Y, Bard Music, Strings Music Festival, and many others. He has performed as soloist with over 100 orchestras and his passion for new music has fostered premieres by Avner Dorman, Dan Visconti, Vivian Fung, José Luis Merlin, and more. Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well.

Most recently, he recorded for Ginastera One Hundred (Oberlin Music October 2016) and released Infusion (Azica October 2016) with bandoneonist Julien Labro. In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music, and in 2015 was invited to inaugurate the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival.

Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001. He has received a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk series. Jason Vieaux plays a 2013 Gernot Wagner guitar with Augustine strings.

For more information, visit www.jasonvieaux.com. 


Fernando Sor
Variations on a theme of Mozart, Op. 9

Joaquín Turnia
Sonata, Op. 61

Francisco Tárrega
Capricho Arabé                                                                                                               

Leo Brouwer
Rito de los Orishas                                                                                                                  


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