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Music: Jason Vieaux

International classical guitar superstar Jason Vieaux headlines the 2014 Summer Guitar Festival and Workshop, which runs July 12-15 in the A.J. Fletcher Music Building on the ECU campus.

This is the 19th year guitar professor Elliot Frank has presented the festival for classical guitar at ECU.

Vieaux, described as “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” by Gramophone magazine, is the classical guitarist who goes beyond the classical. He has earned a reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music, including works for lute and a recording featuring the music of jazz legend Pat Metheny.

Other featured artists this year include the Sharpe/Zohn Duo, the Akerman/Teixeira Duo, 2013 Competition Winner Silviu Ciulei, and Frank and Joseph Ikner.

“We are extremely fortunate to have faculty artists of the highest caliber, including Jason Vieaux, to perform and teach at this year’s festival,” said Frank. “Jason is a marvelous performer, teacher and international ambassador for the classical guitar who regularly appears on concert stages around the world to universal acclaim.”

Vieaux performs July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The workshop and camp portion of the festival are open to students ages 12 and up who wish to acquire or improve skills on the classical guitar. For more information regarding the workshop or concert series, contact Frank at 252-328-6245 or by email at franke@ecu.edu or visit www.ecu.edu/music/guitar/workshop.

The concerts are ticketed events and will be held in the Recital Hall of Fletcher Music Center. Tickets can be purchased at 1-800-ECU-ARTS or online at www.ecuarts.com.

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