Allegro Guitar Series - Jason Vieaux, USA - Classical Guitar
NPR describes Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux as, perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation, and Gramophone magazine puts him among the elite of todays classical guitarists. His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR named Zapateado from the album as one of its 50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far).
Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and recording commitments is distinguished throughout the U.S. and abroad. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America and at many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico. Recent and future highlights include returns to the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and New Yorks 92nd Street Y, as well as performances at Argentinas Teatro Colon and Oslo, Norways Classical Music Fest. Vieauxs appearances for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-rate chamber musician and programmer. He collaborates in recitals this season with Escher Quartet, acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieauxs passion for new music has fostered premieres of works by Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Jerod Tate, Eric Sessler, José Luis Merlin and Gary Schocker.
Jason Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with nearly 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Santa Fe, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Kitchener-Waterloo, Richmond, Edmonton, IRIS Chamber, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chautauqua Festival, and New Hampshire Music Festival. Some of the conductors he has worked with include David Robertson, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jahja Ling, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, David Lockington, Steven Smith, and Edwin Outwater.
Vieaux continues to bring important repertoire alive in the recording studio as well. His latest album Together, with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, was released in January 2015. Of his 2014 solo album Play, Soundboard Magazine writes, If you ever want to give a friend a disc that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect candidate, while Premier Guitar claims, Youd be hard pressed to find versions performed with more confidence, better tone, and a more complete understanding of the material.
Vieauxs previous eleven albums include a recording of Astor Piazzollas music with Julien Labro and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra; Bach: Works for Lute, Vol. 1, which hit No. 13 on Billboards Classical Chart after its first week and received rave reviews by Gramophone, The Absolute Sound, and Soundboard; Images of Metheny, featuring music by American jazz legend Pat Metheny (who after hearing this landmark recording declared: I am flattered to be included in Jasons musical world);and Sevilla: The Music of Isaac Albeniz, which made several Top Ten lists the year of its release. Vieauxs albums and live performances are regularly heard on radio and internet around the world, and his work is the subject of feature articles in print and online around the world, including such magazines as Acoustic Guitar, MUSO, Gramophone, and on NPRs Deceptive Cadence. Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPRs popular Tiny Desk series.
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. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music, and he has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001.
Vieaux is a member of the Advisory Board of the Guitar Foundation of America, and is affiliated with Philadelphias Astral Artists. His primary teachers were Jeremy Sparks and John Holmquist. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, the events youngest winner ever. He is also honored with a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Alumni Achievement Award, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. In 1995, Vieaux was an Artistic Ambassador of the U.S. to Southeast Asia.
Dallas Area Open Play
4pm - 6pm, 2nd Sunday
of each month
3725 Belt Line Rd
Addison TX 75001
Come play or just listen.
All levels welcome.
Community Guitar Orchestra
The next session of the guitar orchestra meets 2-4pm every Sunday in room D-208 at Brookhaven.
For more info students can call 972-860-4600
Brookhaven College and the Allegro Guitar Society invite nylon string/classical guitarists and steel-string acoustic guitarists with at least one year of playing experience to participate in this community guitar orchestra. Classical, finger-style and plectrum guitarists are ALL welcome!
Allegro Café Concerts
Please come and enjoy a a glass of wine, coffee, tea and Beautiful Classical Guitar Music at the Renzo Piano Pavilion each 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays from 5PM to 7PM.
Click here for map
Please check back for additional venues
Caruth Auditorium at SMU (View)
6101 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|