Current Projects

Compositions and improvisations for solo pianist; original synthesizer patches for improvisation to accompany various weather and light conditions.

A series of intimate themed home concerts, combining many styles of music. Themes so far have been rain, wind, winter and spring.


Adult and Child, a setting of five poems in Japanese by Kijima Hajime, will be premiered in Tokyo during the 2022-23 concert season. The piece is scored for mezzo-soprano and baritone voices, koto, and harpsichord, and was composed for harpsichordist Michiyo Honma.

Recent News

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, for tuba, percussion, recorded sound and video, part of tubist Josh Biere’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World commissioning project, was premiered on April 20, 2023 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Vayo has been awarded a $15,000 Artist Fellowship from the Illinois Council for the Arts, in recognition of his creative work as a composer.

On June 11, 2022, Vayo and his brother Harry performed Returning for keyboard harmonica and hammered dulcimer, a musical memorial to their father Hal Vayo, as part of a celebration-of-life program at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Guilford, CT.