Jason Vieaux


Jason Vieaux has performed as a concerto soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, among many others, working with renowned conductors such as Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Robertson, Michael Stern, Jahja Ling, and Stefan Sanderling. His programs and collaborations for Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Jupiter Chamber Players, and others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician.

As a passionate advocate of new music, he has premiered new pieces by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, José Luis Merlin, Eric Sessler, Arthur Hernandez, Gary Schocker, and Fazil Say.

Mr. Vieaux already has ten recordings to his credit and more to come under his multi-record deal with Azica Records. Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1 was released in 2009 and, after hitting number 13 on Billboard's Classical Chart in its first week, received rave reviews by Gramophone magazine, Soundboard magazine, and The Absolute Sound. He recorded his first CD when he was just nineteen years old, and two years later released the top-selling Laureate Series Guitar Recital on the Naxos label. He is the youngest first-prize winner in the history of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and a Naumburg International Guitar Competition prize winner.

Mr. Vieaux began guitar studies at age eight with Jeremy Sparks in Buffalo, New York, and continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with John Holmquist. He is head of the Cleveland Institute of Music guitar department and is also affiliated with Philadelphia-based Astral Artists. Mr. Vieaux joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2011.