The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents virtuoso violinist Randall Goosby in concert performances this week. Pianist Zhu Wang will accompany Mr. Goosby in performances Friday, Feb. 28 at Wayne State Unviersity’s Schaver Recital Hall and Saturday, Feb. 29 at Northbrook Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills.
Randall Goosby is the First Place Laureate of the 2010 Sphinx Competition Junior Division, then 13 years of age, he is the youngest artist to earn the distinction. He also won Third Place in 2018 Sphinx Competition Senior Division.
Zhu Wang is a virtuoso pianist who is recognized as one of the nation’s emerging talents in classical music. He has won numerous international piano competitions, including the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians and the 4th Manhattan International Music Competition.
- Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
- Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140
- Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
- Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
RANDALL GOOSBY, VIOLINIST
When the young American violinist Randall Goosby performed with the New York Philharmonic on a Young People’s Concert at Avery Fisher Hall at the age of thirteen, The New York Times raved that he “exerted a masterly level of control and lavished an exquisite tone…his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity.”
At thirteen, Mr. Goosby was the youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition; he recently received first prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He has also participated in The Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop, been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” and been honored as Rising Star of the Stradivari Society. He received his bachelor’s degree from Juilliard, studying with Itzhak Perlman, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Juilliard.
Upcoming appearances include the Bach Double Concerto with Itzhak Perlman and the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and he has previously performed as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Buffalo, Rochester and Orlando Philharmonics, and the symphonies of Nashville, Memphis, Grand Rapids, Albany, South Bend and New World.
Randall Goosby occupies the Kathleen and Randolph Schein Emerging Artist Chair.
ZHU WANG, PIANIST
Praised for his “technical mastery and deep sense of lyricism,” (The Durango Herald), pianist Zhu Wang is the first prize winner of the 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians, 4th Manhattan International Music Competition, Hilton Head Young Artist Piano Competition, Music Academy of the West Solo Piano Competition, PianoTexas Concerto Competition and Juilliard Gina Bachauer International Scholarship Piano Competition. He is also the finalist of 2019 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition and recipient of Juilliard Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship.