The expressive capabilities of a lone guitar are not lost on Jason Vieaux. In 2015, the guitarist’s recordings for the album Play (Azica Records) won him that year’s Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. But for this versatile artist, it’s not all about solo performance; Jason finds rich rewards in the collaborative atmosphere of chamber music as well.
Bradley Fuller speaks with Jason about the history of classical guitar, chamber music for the instrument, and his collaborations with the Escher String Quartet. The quartet joins Jason for a concert at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:30pm. More information on the concert, part of the Utsey Chamber Music Series, can be found here.