Jason Vieaux


Jason Vieaux Photo credit: GMD Three

Grammy winner Jason Vieaux is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His appearances with San Francisco Performances, Caramoor Festival, Ravinia Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and 92nd Street Y have cemented his reputation as one of the world’s leading guitarists. Overseas performance venues include Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Concert Hall, Sala São Paolo, and Teatro Colón. Vieaux has performed as soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, working with conductors such as Giancarlo Guerrero, Jahja Ling, Gerard Schwarz, and Michael Stern. He recently recorded Bach Volume 2: Works for Violin (Azica April 2022) which released to critical acclaim. Shining Night (Avie May 2022) features his duo with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. His recordings also include Michael Fine’s “Concierto del Luna” with flutist Alexa Still and Pat Metheny’s “Four Paths of Light,” a solo work dedicated to him. He has performed world premieres from composers Jeff Beal, Avner Dorman, Vivian Fung, Pierre Jalbert, Jonathan Leshnoff, David Ludwig, Mark Mancina, and Dan Visconti. His Grammy-winning solo album Play (Azica 2014), was declared “part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar.” Vieaux’s regular collaborators include the Escher String Quartet, Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro, and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. He holds faculty positions at Curtis Institute of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music.