Grammy-winning guitarist comes to Langley

Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will headline the 19th annual Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival on Feb. 27

Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will headline the 19th annual Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival, hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Department of Music on Feb. 27.

Considered a member of today’s classical guitarist elite, Vieaux has performed with nearly 100 orchestras as a concerto soloist, and has recorded over a dozen albums. His most recent – Play – won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

Vieaux’s solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America, and at other important festivals in Asia, Australia and Europe.

On Feb. 27, he will bring his award-winning talent to Langley in a one-night performance.

For 19 years, the Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival has brought critically acclaimed acoustics to local music enthusiasts. This year, these include lutenist Konstantin Bozhinov and classical guitarist James Devon.

The festival has also introduces young musicians to world-class artists, providing high school and university students the opportunity to learn and work with seasoned musicians.

This year, music students from across the region will have the chance to study with Vieaux, who has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1997, headed its guitar department since 2001 and co-founded The Curtis Institute of Music’s guitar department.

Vieaux’s performance on Feb. 27 starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature songs by Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Bach, Albeniz, Bellinati and more.

Tickets start at $20 for students and seniors, and $25 for adults.

For tickets and information, visit kpu.ca/guitar.

More on Jason Vieaux is available at jasonvieaux.com.

Just Posted

Giants hand Victoria their first lost of the season

Langley’s WHL team went head to head with the Royals for the second day in a row, beating them 3-2.

Langley Rugby women take out Bayside Sharks

Three-game home series at Langley playing field

TWU player turns in record-setting performance in Saturday win over Mount Royal

Seina Kashima ‘always a threat’ Langley university coach says

PHOTOS: Langley and Abbotsford Olympians Swim Club holds competition

Event at Walnut Grove pool first intra-club swim meet of the season

VIDEO: Rollover crash in Langley

At least one person suffered serious injuries

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Students unhappy with SFU’s response after violent incident in class

Professor, students say a man threw chairs and hit a female student

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line

Man struck by car in Burnaby: reports

Pedestrian was taken to hospital

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Matheson will have NHL hearing after Canucks rookie Pettersson hit

The 19-year-old Swedish centre appeared woozy after the hit

Police looking into VPD-involved collision that sent 3 to hospital

The independent police watchdog has been notified

Police investigate after woman stabbed in Vancouver

Report came in about a ‘disturbance’ in the Killarney neighbourhood

GUEST COLUMN: A better way to manage B.C.’s public construction

Claire Trevena responds to Andrew Wilkinson on NDP union policy

Most Read