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Overview

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recent and future highlights include performances at the Caramoor Festival, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, New York's 92Y, Ravinia Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bard Music Festival, [email protected], Strings Music Festival, and Grand Teton.

A first-rate chamber musician and programmer, he frequently collaborates with artists such as the Escher Quartet, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Avner Dorman, Dan Visconti, Vivian Fung, Keith Fitch, Eric Sessler, Jeff Beal, Gary Schocker and many more. He has performed as concerto soloist with nearly 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, California, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Fort Worth, and Buffalo.

Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His latest album, Infusion with bandoneonist Julien Labro, was released in October 2016 on Azica Records and features Vieaux and Labro in their own arrangements of works by Leo Brouwer, Piazzolla, Gnattali, Metheny, and iconic 1980s rock band Tears for Fears. Vieaux recently recorded Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar Op. 47 for a Ginastera Centennial album produced by Yolanda Kondonassis, which was released in October 2016 on Oberlin Music. His duo album Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, was released in January 2015. In addition to his Grammy-winning 2015 solo release Play, his previous albums include a recording of Astor Piazzolla’s music with Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1, Images of Metheny, and Sevilla: The Music of Isaac Albeniz. Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s popular “Tiny Desk” series.

In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., a technological 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.

Vieaux is affiliated with Philadelphia’s Astral Artists. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, the event’s youngest winner ever. He is also honored with a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant.

"Among the elite of today's classical guitarists."

-Gramophone

Kristin Lee, violin and Jason Vieaux, guitar

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Program

PiazzollaHistoire du Tango [Sel.]
Giuliani: Gran Duetto Concertante, Op. 52
PaganiniCantabile
Brazilian Tunes [Sel.]
FungTwist
JobimA Felicidade [Arr. by R. Dyens]
PiazzollaHistoire du Tango [Sel.]
Jason Vieaux Philadelphia Museum of Art Concert
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Jason Vieaux, guitar

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Giuliani: Grande Overture
Bach: Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
Albéniz: Capricho Catalan and Torre Bermeja
SesslerRhapsody and Afterglow
Henze: Drei Tentos from Kammermusik
Jobim: A Felicidade (Arr.)
Ellington: In A Sentimental Mood
Bustamante: Misionera (w/ P. Metheny intro)

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Jason Vieaux, guitar and Sarah Shafer, soprano

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bach: Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
Britten: Nocturnal after John Howland, Op. 70
Britten: I will give my love an apple
Britten: Sailor-boy
Britten: Master Kilby
Britten: The Soldier and the Sailor
Britten: Bonny at Morn
Britten: The Shooting of his Dear
Dowland: Fantasy in E Major
Dowland: Can She Excuse My Wrongs
Dowland: Flow My Tears
Dowland: Come Again
D. Visconti: Devil’s Strum

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Jason Vieaux, guitar; Susan Narucki, soprano; Hirono Oka, violin; Rachel Ku, viola; Yumi Kendall, cello

Date: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 8:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

AlbénizSevilla from Suite espaí±ola, Op. 47
BrouwerEl decamerón negro
Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998
KrzywickiIn Evening's Shadow [World Premiere]
Bach: Lute Suite in G Minor, BWV 995

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Jason Vieaux, guitar

Date: Friday, November 10, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Mudarra: Fantasí­a que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico
Sor: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9
Arcas: Solea
Tárrega: Capricho árabe Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Albéniz: Cuba from Suite Espaí±ola, Op. 47 [Arr. by J. Vieaux]
Albéniz: Rumores de la caleta: Malagueí±a [Arr. by J. Vieaux]
Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 1
Ponce: Sonatina meridional
Brouwer: Balada de la doncella enamorada
Barrios-Mangoré: Julia Florida
Merlí­n: Suite del Recuerdo

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Jason Vieaux, guitar

Date: Friday, November 5, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Mertz: Hungarian Fantasy, Op. 65, No. 1
Ponce: Sonata clásica
Metheny: The Bat [Arr. by Vieaux]
Merlí­n: Sueí±o con Caballos
Bach: Lute Suite in C Minor, BWV 997
Albéniz: Asturias, from Suite Espaí±ola
Albéniz: Torre Bermeja, from Douze pièces caractéristiques, Op. 92, No. 12

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Jason Vieaux, guitar

Date: Friday, December 13, 2002 - 7:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Sor: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9
Bach: Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
Ponce: Sonatina meridional
Krouse: Variations on a Moldavian Hora
Albéniz: Capricho Catalan, from Espana, Op. 165
Albéniz: Sevilla, from Suite Espanola, Op. 47
Merlí­n: Suite del Recuerdo

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State of Young Philly Event Common Connections: Building a career through community engagement& a solo recital with guitarist Jason Vieaux / Art Museum tour Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 1:30 and 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970 -

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Directly following the panel discussion at 3 pm, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will present Jason Vieaux in a solo guitar recital, performing works that traverse five centuries of music from three continents.  Vieaux–an Astral alumnus and co-founder of the guitar department at the Curtis Institute–"makes the single guitar seem like a body of instruments at work, an orchestra of sound” (Philadelphia Inquirer).  Tickets for those attending the panel discussion are $10.

In addition, the Art Museum is also offering $5 off general admission tickets that day for those who show their email confirmation to the admissions representatives at the main desk.

This SOYP event is presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in partnership with the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Have questions?  Please contact Erik Petersons at [email protected] or 215.569.8080.

 

To reserve free tickets to just the panel discussion alone at 1:30 pm, please fill out the following form.

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