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“Fast-rising guitar hero” Jason Vieaux set to take the stage Nov. 16

October 28, 2003


Austin Peays Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presents guitarist Jason Vieaux as part of the 2003-04 APSU/Clarksville Community Concert Series.

Widely recognized as one of the most exciting artists of his generation, Vieaux first gained international recognition in 1992, when he became the youngest first-prize winner in the history of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. Since then, he has engaged audiences worldwide with his expressive music making, effortless virtuosity and natural musicianship.
October 28, 2003


Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presents guitarist Jason Vieaux as part of the 2003-04 APSU/Clarksville Community Concert Series.

Widely recognized as one of the most exciting artists of his generation, Vieaux first gained international recognition in 1992, when he became the youngest first-prize winner in the history of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. Since then, he has engaged audiences worldwide with his expressive music making, effortless virtuosity and natural musicianship.

According to Soundboard Magazine, “Vieaux is close to perfection ... with a maturity, confidence, emotion and virtuosity which belie his youth.”

Vieaux is a Naumburg International Guitar Competition prizewinner, a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from The Cleveland Institute of Music and a 1995 Artistic
Ambassador of the United States to Southeast Asia. He has performed as concert soloist
with many noted orchestras and conductors including The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Vieaux is the head of The Cleveland Institute of Music Guitar Department. He is also on the roster of Astral Artistic Services in Philadelphia.

The performance will begin at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16 in the music/mass communication concert theatre. Admission is $25 for adults and $12 for students.

Vieaux also will present a master class from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 in APSU's music/mass communication building, room 130.

For more information, telephone 7876.
Terry Stringer