Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

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In 2012, we met violinist Randall Goosby, who was eager to enroll at Juilliard to train for a professional career. Now the rising high school senior hasn’t long to wait; next fall, he’ll start preparing for Juilliard auditions. Major orchestras and conductors around the country have noticed his talent. In March, the 16-year-old was celebrated as Rising Star 2013 at the Key West Impromptu Classical Music Series. “He played a two-hour, very aggressive program with a pianist,” says his dad, Ralph. The same month, Randall performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, for the first time playing every movement of Vivaldi’s concerto, The Four Seasons. Randall still commutes to New York City every weekend to study with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. This summer, he returns to Perlman Summer Music School, then relax before preparing for auditions. “I’m lucky that I know what I want to do for the rest of my life,” he says.


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