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goosby recitalPromoting Diversity in Classical Music

Award-winning Memphis violinist Randall Goosby featured in an afternoon of classic music to benefit young musicians.

Memphis, Tenn., February 3, 2016- PRIZM Ensemble brings together violinist and Arlington High School alumnus, Randall Goosby and pianist Arthur Hart for a “Fundraising Event Promoting Diversity in Classical Music” on March 5 at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church.

The program will feature classical music of Spain, Russia, and France with sparkling show works by de Falla, Achron, Saint Säens and include music by two of the most famous composers in classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Niccolo Paganini. The afternoon will begin with a Meet the Artist Q and A with Randall Goosby and PRIZM co-Founder Lecolion Washington followed by short musical selections by PRIZM Alumni before Goosby begins the program.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Randall again. He is a great help for PRIZM to continue building diversity in classical music”, says Carina Nyberg Washington, PRIZM Ensemble. “We’re especially glad Randall is joining us for this benefit concert the day before his solo performance of the Vivaldi Seasons with the Memphis Symphony. We hope his performance will inspire young students to pursue their passion for music and motivate them to sign up for our upcoming summer camp.” 

The afternoon’s program will feature some of Goosby’s favorite violin selections, many of which he has learned over the past two years at the Juilliard School in New York where he is pursuing a degree in Violin Performance under the mentorship of his teachers, maestro Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. “I’m a huge advocate of diversity in classical music and live it every day – especially since winning the Sphinx Competition several years ago”, says Randall. “It’s great to see PRIZM keeping classical music alive and well – Founders Carina and Lecolion Washington have done an awesome job. PRIZM is definitely one of Memphis’s best kept secrets!”

Goosby plays on a magnificent Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin (c. 1600) on generous loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago. He’s in his 2nd year at Juilliard and recipient of a prestigious Kovner Fellowship.

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