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Jason Vieaux interview with Classic 107's Michael Wolch
Yolanda Kondonassis interview with Classic 107's Michael Wolch

Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and virtuoso and GMAMMY Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux  recently joined forces to release their first duo recording, Together, on Azica Records. Featuring original works for harp and guitar including Alan Hovhaness' Spirit of Trees, Xavier Montsalvatge's Fantasia, Máximo Diego Pujol's Suite Magica, and two world premiere recordings of works commissioned by the duo: Knock on Wood (2012) by Keith Fitch and Hypnotized (2013) by Gary Schocker, Together was released on January 27, 2015 at all major retailers. 

Kondonassis says, "A common thread in compositions written for harp and guitar is often a nod to world music cultures – Latin, Asian, Middle Eastern, and everything in between . . . the result is a sonic space unlike most chamber music territories." Vieaux adds, "Part of what we're doing is attempting to expand the repertoire for guitar and harp because we think the combination of these two instruments is beautiful."

Classic 107 Winnipeg - Michael Wolch sat down with the duo to discuss the album and this unique collaboration. Listen to the attached clip.