2012 Festival Artists

2012 Festival Artists

Vicky Chow Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has performed extensively as a classical and contemporary soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member, and has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York) “virtuosic” (New Jersey Star Ledger) and “sparkling” with a “feisty technique”…

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P. Kellach Waddle

P. Kellach Waddle

P. Kellach Waddle enjoys a widely lauded career as a solo bassist, composer, chamber musician, orchestra musician, conductor, and concert director. His music has been performed over 700 times in nearly 40 states and in 10 foreign countries. With over 40 premieres scheduled for the…

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Fast Forward Austin 2012 Preview Video

Fast Forward Austin 2012 Preview Video

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Baylor Percussion Group

Baylor Percussion Group

For more than 50 years, the Baylor Percussion Department has held a reputation of excellence in training talented young performers and educators in the field of percussion. Graduates of the department have established successful professional careers, holding prominent positions with orchestras, universities, and public school programs throughout…

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Leanne Zacharias

Leanne Zacharias

Cellist Leanne Zacharias’ approach to musical life has been compared to extreme sport— from soloist to collaborating across genres with choreographers, writers, architects, visual artists and musicians of all stripes, she has emerged with a uniquely vibrant and contemporary voice. A versatile performer, she has…

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Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet

Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet

Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet Rami El-Farrah (soprano saxophone), Sunil Gadgil (alto saxophone), Spencer Nielsen (tenor saxophone), and Michael Hertel (baritone saxophone) met as graduate saxophone students at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music.  For three years they have been engaging audiences…

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Owen Weaver

Owen Weaver

Owen Weaver performs adventurous, versatile, and portable percussion music that utilizes recycled objects and electronic sounds ranging from the visceral to the sublime, clangorous to hypnotic–to form a complex sound world.  As a soloist he has appeared twice in the New York-based Wordless Music Series…

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Vicky Chow

Vicky Chow

Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has performed extensively as a classical and contemporary soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member, and has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York) “virtuosic” (New Jersey Star Ledger) and “sparkling” with a “feisty technique” (MIT Tech)….

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Announcing the Fast Forward Austin 2012 Call for Scores

Announcing the Fast Forward Austin 2012 Call for Scores

This year’s Fast Forward Austin features calls for scores in three categories: 1) Solo piano works for Vicky Chow, pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars 2) Saxophone quartet works for the Bel Cuore Quartet 3) Mixed chamber works utilizing 3-6 players for Precipice…

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Butoh

Butoh

Butoh is an improvisational performance practice which originated in Japan in the late 1950’s. It engages our collective imaginations and provides a vehicle to explore new movement ideas. The performers are Mari Akita, Ellen Bartel, Caroline Sutton Clark, and Adam Sultan. “Visually striking, the fabric…

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