January 19, 2014 – Jason Vieaux, guitar
2pm concert – 1:15 pre-concert forum with Dr. Aileen James
Concert sponsored by: Patterson Fire Equipment (Barry and Connie Dorland)
“Vieaux showed why he is among the most talented guitarists of his generation, a player whose effortless technique and fluidity gave the concerto a singing voice.” ~ Tampa Tribune
We met Jason in March 1998 when he performed for us as the youngest 1st-prize winner in the history of the notable “Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.” Jason is currently rated “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” (Gramophone). We’re thrilled to have him back.
“..a substantially gifted guitarist whose playing revealed equal portions of stylistic elegance and technical polish.” ~ Baltimore Sun
Jason Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of recital, concerto, chamber music, teaching and recording commitments is distinguished with return engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.
“Vieaux’s talent is so huge, and has been apparent for so long… He is still the most accomplished guitarist I have heard with my own ears, and that’s a list that starts with Segovia.” ~ Absolute Sound
This year, Vieaux’s performance invitations have included returns to the Caramoor Festival, New York’s 92nd Street Y “Guitar Marathon”, the Elgin Symphony and others. Numerous highlights for 2012-2013 include concertos with the symphonies of Houston, Toronto, Spokane, Augusta (GA) and Silicon Valley, a performance of the Lukas Foss Concerto for the New Hampshire Music Festival, duo recitals with acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro, solo recitals in Austin, at the Mannes School of Music and California’s La Guitarra Festival, and another Curtis On Tour sojourn, this time to South America.
In May 2012, the Jason Vieaux Guitar Academy was launched in partnership with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides a one-on-one online study exchange between Vieaux and guitar students around the world.
Jason Vieaux appears by arrangement with Jonathon Wentworth Assoc. Ltd. www.jwentworth.com