Unsilent Night Returns! – Friday, December 07, 2012

Unsilent Night Returns! – Friday, December 07, 2012

Fast Forward Austin is proud to present Austin’s second annual performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night!   Friday, Dec. 07 2012 @ 8pm Buford Tower: at the corner of Colorado and Cesar Chavez(aka 201 W. Cesar Chavez) Downtown Austin   Written specifically for outdoor performance…

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FFA 2012 recap

FFA 2012 recap

The second annual Fast Forward Austin Music Festival was a huge success! Nearly 200 people came to ND-501 to see artists from Austin, Waco, Winnipeg, and New York perform over 10 hours of thrilling new music. From the students of Austin Soundwaves performing a new…

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SXSW Nonclassical Showcase recap

SXSW Nonclassical Showcase recap

It was such a pleasure for us to team up with Nonclassical to help bring “that ‘other’ kind of live music” to South by Southwest this year!  The showcase was a resounding success with outstanding performances by PK Waddle, the Bel Cuore Sax Quartet, Peter Gregson,…

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2012 Call for Scores results

2012 Call for Scores results

We received over 150 entries from all over the world. The quantity and quality of these submissions was humbling and overwhelming. There were many excellent pieces to choose from. After carefully considering all submissions, the selection committee and festival artists have selected the following pieces:…

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Fast Forward Austin co-curates Nonclassical showcase at SXSW

Fast Forward Austin co-curates Nonclassical showcase at SXSW

Fast Forward Austin is pleased to announce our involvement in an exciting showcase of contemporary classical music at SXSW on March 16.  We’re teaming up with Nonclassical (London, UK) to co-curate 6 hours of  live music by some of the most innovative performers in the US and…

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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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