Signed to Decca Classics in 2020 at the age of twenty-four, violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship, his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, and for bringing the music of under-represented composers to light.
Mr. Goosby made his debut with the Jacksonville Symphony at age nine. At thirteen, he performed with the New York Philharmonic on a Young People’s Concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and became the youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition. He is a recipient of Sphinx’s Isaac Stern Award and of a career advancement grant from the Bagby Foundation. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he continues his studies there, pursuing an Artist Diploma under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho.
Highlights of Mr. Goosby’s 2022–23 season include appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony. He will also make his debuts in South Korea and Japan. This past summer, he performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Antwerp Symphony, at the Lucerne Festival, and at the Hollywood Bowl with Mr. Perlman. He made his San Francisco Symphony Shenson Spotlight Series debut last April, and makes his solo debut with the Orchestra this week.
June 2021 marked the release of Mr. Goosby’s debut album Roots for Decca, a celebration of African-American music which explores its evolution from the spiritual through to present-day compositions. Collaborating with pianist Zhu Wang, Mr. Goosby has curated an album paying homage to the pioneering artists that paved the way for him and other artists of color. It features three world-premiere recordings of music written by Florence Price, and includes works by William Grant Still and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, plus a newly commissioned piece by Xavier Foley.
Mr. Goosby plays a 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin on generous loan from the Stradivari Society.


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