Sphinx Competition 2010 Junior Division first place Laureate - age 13
At sixteen, violinist Randall Goosby has already appeared with major orchestras across the United States including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Memphis Symphony among others. He has also made two solo appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
Randall appeared live on WNED Classical Radio Toronto/Buffalo prior to his debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic. He was also featured on a live radio broadcast for NPR’s “From the Top” program which features performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians.
“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’s Junior Division victory at the 13th Annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit in 2010 instantly led to a special invitation by the New York Philharmonic to appear at their prestigious Young People’s Concert series at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center) and to an official invitation by Tony Nominated actor Delroy Lindo, to perform at the 18th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values awards Gala in Beverly Hills, CA.
Randall has received 1st place Junior division at the 13th Annual Sphinx Competition, Grand Prizes at the Mid-South Fair’s Youth Talent Competition, Young Artists Concerto Competition at the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango Colorado and was a winner of the Memphis Youth Symphony’s Concerto Competition and Germantown Symphony’s Young Artist Concerto Competition.
Randall began playing violin at the age of 7, made his first public performance the age of 8 and his orchestral debut at 9 years of age with the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida. He has participated at Mark O’Connor Music Camps in New York and San Diego, the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy, New Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado and the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine and Perlman Music Program among others.
Randall is enjoying a generous loan of a magnificent Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin (c. 1590) from the Stradivari Society of Chicago. Randall is an 11th grade student in Memphis, TN where he enjoys Math, Science and French. He currently studies violin with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at Juilliard’s Pre-College program where he is in his second year. He previously studied violin with Grammy nominated violinist, Philippe Quint.