Jason Vieaux, classical guitar
November 6, 2010
A frequent performer across the United States and the winner of the Guitar Foundation of America competition at only age nineteen, Jason Vieaux needs little introduction. Gramophone magazine called him “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” Jason’s recent recording of Bach’s Lute works rose to number13 on the Billboard Classical Charts and his arrangement of jazz great Pat Metheny’s works have pushed guitar repertoire in a fascinating new direction. I was recently struck by Jason’s exciting performance of Leo Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro (accessible on Youtube). On top of his usual flawless technique, the listener is immediately taken by his exquisite phrasing and careful attention to articulation, setting Jason’s version apart from other interpreters of this popular work. Jason will perform for the BCGS on November 6th at 8 p.m.