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“For me, personally, music has been a way to inspire others” – Randall Goosby’s own words sum up perfectly his commitment to being an artist who makes a difference.

Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2020 at the age of 24, American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, as well as bringing the music of under-represented composers to light.

Highlights of Randall Goosby’s 2021/22 season include debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl, Baltimore Symphony under Dalia Stasevska, Detroit Symphony under Jader Bignamini, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra.

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Featured Videos

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - It Ain't Necessarily So

Music video by Randall Goosby, Zhu Wang performing Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - It Ain't Necessarily So (Arr. Heifetz for Violin and Piano).

Randall Goosby, Zhu Wang - Price: Adoration

Music video by Randall Goosby, Zhu Wang performing Florence Price: Adoration (arr. Elaine Fine).

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In the Press

Where many young musicians might make their mark with a war horse concerto by Mendelssohn, Bruch or Beethoven, Goosby instead assembled a sweeping recital program of works by Black composers — including a premiere written by the bassist Xavier Dubois Foley and first recordings of Florence Price discoveries — as well as by Dvorak and Gershwin, two white composers whose music on the album reveals an indebtedness to their Black peers.

On 25th June 2021, rising star violinist Randall Goosby releases Roots, an exploration of the music written by Black composers and inspired by Black American culture. The album is a homage to the pioneering musicians that paved the way for Goosby and his generation of young artists, and looks to the future, opening with a specially-commissioned work by New Jersey-based composer Xavier Dubois Foley.

His playing was transcendental. To borrow a phrase from C.S. Lewis, to listen to Goosby was to be surprised by joy. … Goosby’s tone walked a perfect balance between silky smooth and gutturally abrasive, conveying the piece’s tumultuous cavalcade of emotions with the expert precision normally associated with folk legends rather than real people. Whether delivering searing long notes or intricate speed runs, each note of Goosby’s performance stood alone as an individual work of art.

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General Management

North and South America

Charlotte Lee
President and Founder
Primo Artists

244 Fifth Avenue, Suite B222
New York, NY 10001

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Europe, Asia and Australasia

Lydia Connolly
Director, Head of Artist Management
Harrison/Parrott

Office 409
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
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Katie Cardell-Oliver
Associate Director, Artist Management
Harrison/Parrott

Office 409
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
London W6 7BA
+ 44 203 725 9118

kco@harrisonparrott.co.uk
www.harrisonparrott.com