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In the Studio with Jason Vieaux

Jason Vieaux

Jason Vieaux

Impromptu, Thursday at 2:00 pm


“…among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.”(Gramophone)

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Jason Vieaux plays a WFMT Impromptu

His name appears alongside Usher, Rosanne Cash, and Beyoncé on NPR’s list of “50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (so far).” Jason Vieaux is definitely a man of the 21st century. He tweets, he’s on iTunes, and though he makes appearances all over the world, manages a full teaching schedule through some combination of wifi and smartphones.

Vieaux’s answer to a culture obsessed with playlists and eclecticism is his latest CD called Play, featuring tunes by Leo Brouwer, Jobim, Manuel Ponce, Duke Ellington, and Stanley Myers (the Cavatina from his score to the film The Deer Hunter), among others.

Jason Vieaux warms up in WFMT's studio

Jason Vieaux warms up in WFMT’s studio

As a major performer, Mr. Vieaux feels it’s important to share his art with the next generation. In 2012, he opened the Jason Vieaux School of classical Guitar, giving one-on-one instruction to students all around the world. He co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute in 2011, and has been teaching at the Cleveland Institute since 2001.

JasonVieauxJason Vieaux comes to WFMT for an Impromptu, a program of live music and conversation on Thursday afternoon. Lisa Flynn hosts. Jason Vieaux will be giving performances in Eureka and Washington, Illinois.

See an online guitar lesson:

Playlist from Impromptu:

Giuliani’s Grand Overture, Opus 61

From Bach’s First Lute Suite, BWV 996 – Prelude & Allemande

Francisco Tarrega, Caprichio Arabe

Duke Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood

Jobim’s A Felicidade (arr. Dyens)

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