"The ambition and invention of instigators Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopchinski range from symphonies, soundtracks, to improvised superrock. Their recordings are a catalog of their adventures crossbreeding classical futurism and punk espirit."

- Rolling Stone

 

Golden Hornet Project, Inc. (now known as Golden Hornet) is an Austin, Texas based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1999 by composer-bandleaders Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopchinski. Golden Hornet has premiered over 70 works by more than 60 composers rooted in wildly different musical backgrounds, with a special focus on composers who also play in bands. In 1999 this independent classical movement barely existed. Now it's thriving in cities around the world. 

 

Mission

As part of the movement to reinvigorate new classical music for the 21st century, Golden Hornet seeks to combine the best rock music practices with the best of the traditional concert hall through fostering composers, commissioning new music and presenting works in concert. 

 

 

Core Staff

Graham Reynolds
Artistic Director 

graham@goldenhornet.org

David Lobel
Managing Director

david@goldenhornet.org

 

Board of Directors, Advisory Board, & Other Staff

Blake Trabulsi, Owner of Zocalo Design
Board President

Ron Berry, Executive & Artistic Director of Fusebox Festival
Board Secretary

Ann Hume-Wilson, President & General Manager of KMFA
Executive Director

Josh Robbins, Co-Founder & Bandleader of Invincible Czars
Executive Director

 

Noah Simon
Student Board Representative

Graham Williams, Owner of Margin Walker Presents
Advisory Board Member

Michelle Schumann, Artistic Director of Austin Chamber Music Center
Advisory Board Member

Eugene Sepulveda, CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation
Advisory Board Member

 

 

 

Peter Bay, Conductor & Music Director of Austin Symphony
Advisory Board Member

Cookie Ruiz, Executive Director of Ballet Austin
Advisory Board Member

Karin Richmond, Principal of Intelligent Incentives, Inc Advisory Board Member

Alexandra Galewsky, Owner of Red Glass Photography
Official Photographer

Golden Hornet Project is supported and funded in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department - Cultural Arts Division

Golden Hornet Project is supported and funded in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department - Cultural Arts Division

Thank you for your interest in Golden Hornet! Please feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries.


Reach Out

 

David Lobel, Managing Director

(512) 628-0171

david (at) lobelarts (dot) com