Jason Vieaux Wins GRAMMY for "Play" Released on Azica Records
Posted February 09, 2015 in Press Releases
Jason Vieaux, head of the Guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music is now a GRAMMY Award winner, having earned the award for his recently released album PLAY on the Azica label. The album was produced by CIM alumnus and Director of Recording Arts and Services Alan Bise and was engineered by CIM faculty member Bruce Egre.
“Still hard to believe this is real!” wrote Vieaux on his Facebook page along with a photo from the red carpet, Sunday, February 8. Not long after that declaration came an uncaptioned photo of Vieaux holding his GRAMMY — that picture, it seems, says it all.
CIM’s 2015 GRAMMY nominees also included recent graduate Daniil Trifonov, who was nominated for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his solo album, The Carnegie Recital and is featured in the album Mieczyslaw Weinberg, which was up for Best Classical Compendium. The album Prince of Clouds, composed by Anna Clyne and performed CIM violin faculty member, Jaime Laredo and others, was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
About Jason Vieaux
Jason Vieaux has been featured in every major guitar series in North America, as well as many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico, including the Caramoor Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and New York’s 92nd Street Y. Vieaux has made appearances at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton and many others. His recent collaborations include recitals with Escher Quartet, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneón virtuoso Julien Labro. Vieaux has performed as concerto soloist with more than 70 orchestras, including Cleveland, Houston, Toronto, San Diego, Ft. Worth, Santa Fe, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chautauqua Festival, and New Hampshire Music. His latest album, Together, which featured works for harp and guitar, released in January.
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About the Cleveland Institute of Music
Founded in 1920, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is one of eight independent music conservatories in the country and is known for superior orchestral, chamber music, composition and opera programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The vision for CIM is to be the center for the education of the complete musician of the 21st century. The world‐renowned faculty, which includes all of the principals of The Cleveland Orchestra, are practicing musicians who perform internationally. Annually, CIM presents more than 400 music events for the Northeast Ohio community, many are free of charge.
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