Decca Classics has announced the signing of 24-year-old violinist Randall Goosby. A protégé of one of the world’s legendary violinists, Itzhak Perlman, Goosby was the youngest ever winner of the junior division of the prestigious Sphinx Competition in his native United States. He is also the first ever Robey Artist with Young Classical Artists Trust in London, and was First Prize Winner in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York.

Speaking from his family home in Virginia Beach VA, Goosby says, “I’m so thrilled to be working with the Decca Classics team for the release of my debut album! It’s a record label that has been home to some of my favourite artists and musical role models, and I’m delighted to be joining such an esteemed roster. For me, music has always been a way to inspire others. It’s part of my quest as an artist to amplify black voices in classical music, bringing heightened recognition to this incredible music.”

Dominic Fyfe, Label Director of Decca Classics, says, “Randall and I first met back in February 2019 and I have followed his development closely. It’s rare to find such a supremely eloquent player and an equally articulate advocate for the value of classical music. In his playing Randall looks back to a golden age of violin greats, as befits a student of Itzhak Perlman, and in his advocacy for music education, outreach and diversity he is a forward-looking ambassador for the future of our industry. Randall will inspire us, and we welcome him to Decca Classics.”

Goosby’s debut album, set for release in spring 2021, will journey across more than a century of African- American music for violin, tracing its roots in the spiritual through to the present day.

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