In grade school,
Randwülf began showing amazing musical talent, learning to play and perform on a dozen musical instruments. His tutor began
occassionally "borrowing" him during the school day, taking him to other schools and events to perform solos
and show him off. Although his technical ability was good, it was his breathtaking delicacy and deep emotional expression
for such a young performer that began capturing so much attention. He began accumulating awards, writing his own compositions,
and attracting many fans as his recognition expanded from local to regional.
In junior high school,
Randwülf was a member of the Saint Ambrose College Chamber Orchestra, the Tri-City Youth Symphony Orchestra, his school
symphony, and he was performing regularly at the Augustana College Choral/Orchestral Festivals. He played oboe in concert band,
percussion in marching band, viola in a Renaissance quartet, and violin in rare table-top duets. He participated in piano competitions,
and was tutoring students barely younger than himself. As his accomplishments expanded from regional to national, so did his fan base.
In high school,
Randwülf performed with concertmasters of the New York Philharmonic, the Florida Symphony, the Jackson Symphony, the Alabama
Symphony, and many other prominent musicians from major U.S. symphonies; as well as instructors and students with the Juilliard School
of Music. He played a European concert tour, and played an outdoor Summer concert in Wisconsin for well over 10,000 people. He
was invited without audition to attend the prestigious Symphony School of America, and performed under conductors from Romania, Germany,
Italy and Estonia, just to name a few. He added pipe organ to his repertoire, played viola in a theatre pit orchestra, and began mentoring
in master classes, now achieving international acclaim.
At age 18, Randwülf was presented a Presidential Award for Academic Achievement. To this
day, he remains the only student in the history of his high school ever to be featured alone on the cover of the senior yearbook.
Randwülf studied music under his mentor, world renown carilloneur Richard von Grabow. He played in the university symphony under
the direction of Laurence Burkhalter, was a quartet violist supervised by cellist George Work, studied pipe-organ with Lynn Zeigler,
and provided performance and tutoring for the community's youth symphony. The university symphony performed some of Randwülf's compositions. And during his years there, Randy's
unique talents on so many instruments provided music history professors a rare opportunity to have him visit their classes and give interractive demonstrations of the concepts, instead of playing recordings for the students.
Randwülf produced 6 CD's of his own piano & New Age compositions, quickly reaching audiences in 26 countries around the world.
His songs have aired on the radio program "Music to Heal the Heart", appeared in television commercials and in a documentary commissioned
by the state of Iowa, and received unexpected attention in Japan's field of psychological research, studying their
amazingly therapeutic affects! [mrt]