Sphinx Competition 2010 Junior Division 1st Place Laureate - age 13
Randall Goosby, began violin studies at the age of 7 and is a May 2014 graduate of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Program in New York where he commuted weekly from Memphis to study violin with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. He previously studied with Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint.
Randall made his solo orchestral debut with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida at age 9 and that same year he attended and gave several solo performances at the Schlern International Music Festival in Schlern, Italy. Other solo orchestral performances included the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Memphis Symphony, and Nashville Symphony among others. Randall also made two solo appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium as part of the Sphinx Organization’s Young Artist Development Program.
Prior to his performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Randall appeared live on WNED Classical Radio Toronto/Buffalo and was also featured live on WZZN TV 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to his solo performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Grand Rapids Symphony. He was also interviewed on Memphis’ Live at 9 TV program and appeared on several other Memphis TV programs and in several journal articles. Randall was also featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” program which showcases performances and captivating stories of extraordinary young classical musicians.
Randall received the prestigious Isaac Stern Award in 2011 presented by the Sphinx Organization following his second solo performance at Carnegie Hall. And he was honored as the 2013 Rising Star of the Key West Impromptu Classical Concert Series in Florida where he delighted the sold out crowd to a two hour performance of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cesar Franck, Antonin Dvorak and Fritz Kreisler.
Randall received Grand Prize honors at the Young Artists Concerto Competition at the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, CO, the Memphis Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Germantown Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition and, at the age of 13, became the youngest First Prize Winner of the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in Detroit, Michigan. The Sphinx win led to an invitation by Tony Nominated actor Delroy Lindo, to perform at the 18th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith &Values Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, CA. and, later that year, an invitation to appear as part of the New York Philharmonic’s prestigious Young People’s Concert series at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. He was invited to play again with the New York Philharmonic the following year.
Randall is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at the Juilliard School where he is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. He is also grateful to the Stradivari Society of Chicago who has generously loaned him a magnificent Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin (c. 1590).