Who is he really?
Jason Vieaux is a Grammy-winning 21st century guitarist expanding the creative horizons of his craft. He puts his expressiveness and his exceptional mastery at the service of the classical and the contemporary, of American jazz
and the great Latin masters -- in solo, chamber and concerto experiences. He lives, eats and breathes this stuff. Jason has truly earned all the awards and all the superlatives showered on him by the press and the
public. Beyond which, he’s a really neat guy.
Okay, here’s some recent impressive bits, quotes and stats -- easy to read so your eyes don’t glaze over:
2015 Grammy Award Winner, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, for PLAY
2015 release of TOGETHER cd with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis
2016 release of INFUSION cd [upcoming this fall] with bandoneonist Julien Labro
Overall: 13 Vieaux CDs, including the landmark IMAGES OF METHENY with Jason’s own setting of ‘Five Songs in the Form of a Baroque Suite’.
"This terrific guitarist, a Philadelphia favorite, worked wonders with Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez" (Philadelphia Inquirer )
“Vieaux's new recording PLAY is not only like pop iTunes, it is part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar.” (The Huffington Post)
"virtuosic, flamboyant, dashing and, sometimes ineffably lyrical." (New York Times)
The affable and easy-going Jason Vieaux gets tons of coverage in all its forms.
A highlight: Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk” series, on which he made a rare repeat performance in 2015 with Yolanda Kondonassis.
Concertos -- Orchestras -- Conductors:
Jason just premiered Living Language, the new concerto by American composer Dan Visconti, with the California Symphony. This season he’ll appear with more than a dozen symphonies, and give the Visconti again with those of
Reading, Fort Wayne, and Richmond (VA). Jason will play Rodrigo’s ‘Gentilhombre’ with the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz conducting, the Piazzolla Double Concerto with Julien Labro and the Arkansas
Symphony, Philip Mann conducting, and the ‘Aranjuez’ at Chautauqua with Rossen Milanov on the podium. He will make return engagements with the Santa Fe Symphony and the Edmonton Symphony. With Edmonton he’ll do
programs of solos and concertos by Bach, Vivaldi, Rodrigo, Kernis, Ponce and the premiere of Jeff Beal’s Six Sixteen. Overall he’s performed with nearly 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego,
Ft. Worth, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, IRIS, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Kitchener-Waterloo and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. Some of the conductors he has worked with include David Robertson, Donato Cabrera,
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jahja Ling, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, David Lockington, Steven Smith, and Edwin Outwater.
On the road again…
Fans will hear Jason from Shanghai and Seoul to Athens and Amsterdam this year. He’ll make debuts at the Concertgebouw and at the Ravinia Festival, and give recitals in Washington, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Santa Fe and beyond.
He continues his collaboration with the Escher Quartet (look for a new CD in 2017) and with Curtis on Tour. Recent and future highlights: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, New York's 92Y,
Music@Menlo, the Bard Music Festival, Argentina’s Teatro Colon and Norway’s Classical Music Fest.
This is not a bio, but you knew that already...
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