Jason Vieaux

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Jason Vieaux
Born (1973-07-17) July 17, 1973 (age 41)
Buffalo, New York
Genres Classical music
Occupation(s) Musician, classical guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Labels Azica, Naxos
Website jasonvieaux.com

Jason Vieaux (born July 17, 1973) is an American virtuoso classical guitarist. He began his musical training in Buffalo, New York at the age of eight, after which he continued his studies in the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 1992, he became the youngest winner of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.[1][2] He followed this success with a 53-city recital tour of the United States and France.[3] His debut album, released by Naxos Records in 1996, won the rosette in its rating in the Penguin Guide to Compact Discs.[4] Since then, he has had more than 10 CDs with Azica Records.[5]He has collaborated with the Escher String Quartet,[6] flutist Gary Schocker, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and bandoneon/accordion virtuoso Julien Labro.[7]

Recent and upcoming career highlights include solo performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Spivey Hall, the Chautauqua Festival, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Severance Hall, Music@Menlo, the Strings Music Festival, the Grand Teton Festival, and New York's 92nd Street Y[8] and Merkin Hall, as well as concertos with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra[9] the Jupiter Chamber Players, and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic. Vieaux has fostered premieres of works by Dan Visconti,[10] Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker. Currently he serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music[11][12] and the Curtis Institute of Music.[13] In June, 2012 he launched the Online Classical Guitar School with Jason Vieaux.



  • The Music of Astor Piazzolla, with bandoneonist Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra (2011)
  • Bach Vol. 1, Works for Lute, a selection of works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
  • Images of Metheny, a selection of works composed by Pat Metheny (2005)
  • Sevilla, a selection of works composed by Isaac Albéniz (2004)
  • Ponce: Guitar Sonatas (2002)
  • Sor - Guitar Music, a selection of works composed by Fernando Sor (1998)
  • Laureate Series Guitar Recital (1996)
  • Jason Vieaux, Guitar, a selection of works composed by Morel, Brouwer, Regondi, Bach, Ponce (1993)


With Flautist Gary Schocker

  • Arioso (2004)
  • Dream Travels (2002)

With Cellist Young-Hoon Song

  • Song of Brazil (2007)


  1. ^ Guitar Foundation of America
  2. ^ Portland Classic Guitar
  3. ^ The Guitar Tunings DB
  4. ^ Naxosdirect.com
  5. ^ "In Review, Jason Vieaux, Cleveland, OH". Indiana Classical Guitar. April 9, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ the Escher String Quartet
  7. ^ "Praise for Fresh Ways with Vieaux and Labro". The Boston Musical Intelligencer. October 18, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ New York Times "Bach’s Music as a Blank Canvas for Guitarists". New York Times. February 1, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ Woodard, Josef. Sounds both rare and familiar. Santa Barbara News-Press, 2012.
  10. ^ "Classical guitarist, with soprano as guest". Philadelphia Inquirer. January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ Cleveland Institute of Music
  12. ^ "Interview with Jason Vieaux". Minnesota Public Radio. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ Curtis Institute of Music

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