Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux makes his Da Camera debut with a musical self-portrait on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center. The concert exemplifies Da Camera's season theme, Roots, with an usually personal program that pulls from Vieaux's extensive musical influences, including works from jazz greats, 20th-century composers and the traditional classical guitar repertoire.
Works of Mauro Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Isaac Albéniz, Paulo Bellinati, Hans Werner Henze, Pat Metheny, Antonio Carlos Jobím, Duke Ellington and José Luis MerlínNational Public Radio describes guitarist Jason Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation,” and Gramophone magazine puts him “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.”
His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Now, Jason Vieaux makes his Da Camera debut with a musical self-portrait, an unusually personal program ranging from 20th century German composer Hans Werner Henze to jazz greats Pat Metheny and Duke Ellington to the traditional classical guitar repertoire.“a substantially gifted guitarist whose playing revealed equal portions of stylistic elegance and technical polish” – The Baltimore Sun“one of America’s premier guitarists…Vieaux’s performance spun magic. Rarely has a single instrument so clearly painted such cinematic vistas and searching introspection” – Fort-Worth Star-Telegram