Jason Vieaux (America) 2015GCC

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Jason Vieaux (born July 17, 1973) is an American virtuoso classical guitarist. He began his musical training inBuffalo, 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. He followed this success with a 53-city recital tour of the United States and France. His debut album, released by Naxos Recordsin 1996, won the rosette in its rating in the Penguin Guide to Compact Discs.Since then, he has had more than 10 CDs with AzicaRecords.He has collaborated with the Escher String Quartet, flutist Gary Schocker, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and bandoneon/accordion virtuoso Julien Labro. 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, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker. Currently he serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. In June, 2012 he launched the Online Classical Guitar School with Jason Vieaux.

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