Bach on the Guitar with Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin Saturday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Time

Bach on the Guitar
Featuring Guitarists
Jason Vieaux and Colin Davin

Solo Live Streamed Concert presented
by the
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Time

Davin Program

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012
    Gavotte I and II

Johann Sebastian Bach 

Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Vieaux Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
    Fuga (Allegro)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite No.1 in G major, BWV 1007
    Minuet I and II

Artists' Biographies

Guitarist Colin Davin (USA) has earned top accolades in several major international competitions, and was a two-time prizewinner at the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall; Alice Tully Hall; the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on historic instruments from the museum’s collection); the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain; the Paris Conservatoire; and on The Late Show with David Letterman. He has taught lessons and master classes at various institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Mr. Davin maintains an active schedule as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, with a prominent focus on new works. Among his collaborators are the legendary soprano Jessye Norman, GRAMMY Award winning soprano Estelí Gomez, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin.Recent highlights include concerto performances with the Aiken Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; chamber music recitals with violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Edward Arron; and solo recitals across the United States.

Mr. Davin studied with Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, William Kanengiser at the University of Southern California, and Sharon Isbin at The Juilliard School. He currently serves as Co-Head of the guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux (USA), “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 album for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, “Play.”

Jason Vieaux has performed as soloist with over one hundred orchestras and has fostered premieres by Jonathan Leshnoff, Avner Dorman, Jeff Beal, Dan Visconti, David Ludwig, Vivian Fung, and José Luis Merlin. 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, accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro, and violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.

Vieaux’s latest CD release is a performance of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (Naxos). He has two upcoming releases on Azica Records: a new album with the Escher String Quartet, featuring works by Boccherini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Aaron Jay Kernis; as well as a new solo Bach album. Recent recordings include Jeff Beal’s Six Sixteen Guitar Concerto with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (BIS); “Infusion” (Azica) with Labro; Ginastera’s Guitar Sonata, on “Ginastera: One Hundred” (Oberlin Music); and “Together” (Azica) with Kondonassis.

In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc., an interface that provides one-on-one online study with Vieaux for guitar students around the world. Vieaux has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, heading the guitar department since 2001. In 2011, he co-founded the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has received a Naumburg Foundation top prize, a Cleveland Institute of Music Distinguished Alumni Award, GFA International Guitar Competition First Prize, and a Salon di Virtuosi Career Grant. His primary teachers were Jeremy Sparks and John Holmquist. Vieaux was the first classical musician to be featured on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series.

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