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Jason Vieaux

Classical Guitar

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Friday, August 9

Photo: Mark Morgan


Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” In appearances from New York’s Lincoln Center to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Seoul Arts Center, Jason Vieaux has cemented his reputation as an artist of brilliance and uncompromised mastery. Cited for his “eloquent and vibrant performances” on disc (Gramophone Magazine), he is hailed as “virtuosic, flamboyant, dashing, and sometimes ineffably lyrical” (New York Times) on stage. 


Sought-after for his extensive concerto repertoire, Vieaux has performed with a long list of prestigious orchestras and has worked with many renowned conductors. Vieaux’s passion for new music has fostered many premieres. Vieaux recorded Pat Metheny’s “Four Paths of Light,” a solo work dedicated to him by Pat, for Metheny’s 2021 album “Road to the Sun.” 


Jason Vieaux won the 2014 Best Instrumental Classical Solo Grammy Award for “Play.” The Huffington Post declared that PLAY is “part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar.” In 2011 Vieaux co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music (with David Starobin). Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 25 years. Jason’s online Guitar School for Artistworks Inc. has hundreds of subscribers from all over the world. He plays a guitar by Gernot Wagner, 2013, made in Frankfurt.

“[a] spirited and expressive guitarist” - The New Yorker


“. . . masterful ease, and great panache” - San Francisco Classical Voice



Classical Kids at The Hornby Island Community Hall 
10 AM - Friday, Aug. 9

A BIG special thank you to Jane and Jim Cohan and Jim Saks for their generous support of all our classical programming and of the Hornby Festival.

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