MacPhail Story: Austin Wahl
Meet new faculty member, Austin Wahl, and learn about his journey beginning as a Suzuki student at MacPhail and traveling full circle back to MacPhail as guitar faculty. Welcome home Austin!
Austin Wahl is currently accepting new guitar students in both individual instruction and Suzuki Talent Education.
Austin Wahl is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher with nearly thirty competition prizes, including ten first-place finishes. He embraces traditional and unusual repertoire in performance and competition, ranging from well-known works of Bach, Sor, and Tarrega, to lesser-known masterpieces by composers including Gary Ryan, Robert Beaser, and Hans Werner Henze. Wahl premiered his groundbreaking solo transcription of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo suite (originally for orchestra) in February 2021. He is currently composing a solo guitar suite based on notable international events of the Cold War.
Recent concerts and masterclasses include engagements for Rochester Classical Guitar (NY), Minnesota Guitar Society, Great Lakes Guitar Society (NY), Southern Guitar Festival (SC), Guitar Society of Toronto, Guitar Hamilton (Ontario, Canada), and Festival Internacional de Guitarra en Lagos (Jalisco, Mexico).
Wahl does not limit himself to classical guitar, or indeed to the guitar itself. Read more about Austin Wahl…