MGS Presents Jason Vieaux, Guitar
Jason Vieaux has been hailed as “among the elite of today's classical guitarists.” Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy-winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Play. Vieaux has performed as soloist with over 100 orchestras and has fostered multiple premieres. His chamber music collaborators include Escher Quartet, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro, and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. Vieaux is head of the guitar department at Cleveland Institute of Music, co-founder of the guitar department at Curtis Institute of Music, and inaugurated the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival. He has received a Naumburg top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Distinguished Alumni 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.
This concert is sponsored in part by the generosity of the Piedmont Guitar Society. Education events sponsored by Guilford College.