Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. Among his extensive discography is the 2015 Grammy Award winning CD for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Play.

Performance highlights include the Caramoor Festival as Artist-in-Residence, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York's 92Y and Ravinia Festival. Frequent chamber music collaborators include Escher Quartet, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro. He has soloed with over 100 orchestras and has fostered premieres by Jonathan Leshnoff, Avner Dorman, Jeff Beal, Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Vivian Fung and José Luis Merlin. 


  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Primary teachers were Jeremy Sparks and John Holmquist

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Guitar faculty, 1997–present  
    • Head, guitar department, 2001–present
  • Education Leadership:
    • Launched the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar in 2012 with ArtistWorks Inc.
    • Co-founded the guitar department at The Curtis Institute of Music in 2011
    • Inaugurated the guitar program at the Eastern Music Festival in 2015