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Nikhil Hogan Show

Jan 8, 2019

GRAMMY award-winning Classical guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux is our guest for the first time today!

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.” Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy Award winning album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Play, from which the track “Zapateado” was also chosen as one of NPR’s “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far).”

In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an unprecedented technological interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world.

Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001. 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.

Pat Metheny has composed a 4-movement suite for Vieaux which will be premiered later this year. Finally, Vieaux is in the midst of recording a new Bach album on Azica records.