Current Project

A setting of eight poems by Ohio Poet Laureate Amit Majmudar for soprano, trumpet, horn, cello, piano and recorded sound, to be premiered by soprano Kate Tombaugh.


Vayo has been accepted for a two-week residency in May and June at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia.

Shakuhachi virtuoso Shawn Head and Vayo will perform improvisation concerts in Houston and at Illinois Wesleyan University during the 2018-19 season.

In the fall of 2019, harpsichordist Michiyo Honma‘s Tokyo concert will include the world premiere of a composition by Vayo for voice, koto and harpsichord, on poetry by Kijima Hajime.

Recent News

Wings was performed by cellist Craig Hultgren and pianist Lawrence Axelrod during their guest program at Illinois Wesleyan on March 22. Their Midwest tour also included concerts at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana; Butler University, Indianapolis; and the Porter House Museum in Decorah, Iowa.

Along with saxophonist Glenn Wilson and bassist William Koehler, Vayo performed jazz and free improvisations on February 8 at Illinois Wesleyan University, including the world premiere of Portal. The trio repeated the program at Illinois State University on February 14.

Ensemble GNU performed Vayo’s Poem during their November concert in Rio de Janeiro.

Members of the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Chen Chih-Sheng premiered Ceremony of Yearning for fifteen instruments at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 8.