Jason Vieaux began his guitar studies at age eight in Buffalo, New York. In 1992 he became the youngest First Prize winner in the history of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. Mr. Vieaux resides in Cleveland OH, is Head of The Cleveland Institute of Music Guitar Department, and regularly tours the US as recitalist, chamber musician, concerto soloist and masterclass teacher. He has also toured Spain, France, Japan, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). Mr. Vieaux has been engaged as concerto soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Pops, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Auckland Philharmonia, Santa Fe Symphony, The Astral Chamber Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra 2001, and has worked with conductors Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Luis Biava, Gareth Morrell and Jahja Ling. Recently, Mr. Vieaux gave a week of solo and chamber music performances as a 2002 Young Artist-in-Residence on National Public Radio's "Performance Today", playing with flutist Gary Schocker, violinist Soovin Kim and the Shanghai Quartet. Jason Vieaux has released six recordings; his "Laureate Series" CD on Naxos Records has sold over 30,000 copies, and discs of Ponce and Albeniz are available on Azica Records.