Sphinx Competition 2010 Junior Division first place Laureate - age 13
Randall Goosby, 17, began violin studies at the age of 7 and is currently a 3rd year scholarship student at the Juilliard School Pre-College division in New York where he commutes weekly from Memphis to study with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho.
Randall made his orchestra solo debut with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida at age nine and later that same year he attended and gave several solo performances at the Schlern International Music Festival in Schlern, Italy. Other orchestra solo performances include 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 featured live on WZZN TV 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to his two solo performances of Vivaldi Four Seasons with the Grand Rapids Symphony. He was also interviewed on Memphis’ Live at 9 morning TV program before his performance with the Memphis Symphony and has 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 recently 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 solo performance of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cesar Franck, Antonin Dvorak and Fritz Kreisler.
Randall received Grand Prize honors at the Mid-South Fair’s Youth Talent Competition, 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 instantly 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 Goosby exerted a masterly level of control and lavished an exquisite tone on Ysaÿe’s unaccompanied Sonata No. 3” commented The New York Times about Randall’s 2010 debut at the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall, also adding that “his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity.”
Randall is a 12th grade student in Memphis, TN. He remains truly passionate about playing violin on a magnificent Giovanni Paolo Maggini (c. 1590) on generous loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago.