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Randy's core instrumental music tutors as a child and teenager:

*Violin: Alphonse Carlo, James Pipkin, Allen Ohmes, Elmar Oliveira, Ani Kavafian, William Quiram
*Viola: Laurence Burkhalter, Kim Kashkashian, William Preucil, Sandra Nortier
*Cello/Bass: George Work, Charles Abplanalp
*Oboe/English Horn: Alice Smith
*Piano: Rudolf Firkusny, Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson
*Organ/Harpsichord: Ronald McMahon, Lynn Zeigler
*Composition: Richard Von Grabow, Aaron Copland, David Amram
*Conducting: James Dixon, Francesco Italiano, Hugo Jan Huss, Taavo Virkhaus

Randy is 16 in the above photo.  Just a few people he performed with as a teenager:

*Christoph von Dohnanyi - conductor, Cleveland Symphony
*Yehudi Menuhin - conductor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London
*Larry Newland - conductor, New York Philharmonic
*Taavo Virkhaus - conductor, Duluth-Superior Symphony

*Charles Abplanalp (violin) - Tri-City Symphony
*Alphonse Carlo (violin) - concertmaster emeritus, Florida Symphony
*Mahlon Darlington (violin) - faculty, Iowa State University
*Steven Leonard (violin) - assistant concertmaster, Alabama Symphony
*Kevin McMahon (violin) - music director/conductor, New York Repertory Orchestra
*Robert McNally (violin) - concertmaster, Jackson Symphony
*James Pipkin (violin) - assistant concertmaster, Alabama Symphony
*Margaret Plucker (violin) - associate concert mistress, Jackson Stmphony
*Charles Rex (violin) - associate concertmaster, New York Philharmonic
*Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin) - Salzburg Musici

*Laurence Burkhalter (viola) - faculty, Iowa State University
*Todd Gabriel (viola) - Alabama Symphony
*Sandra Nortier (viola) - Alabama Stmphony

*Janina Ehrlich (cello) - faculty, Augustana College
*Craig Hultgren (cello) - Alabama Symphony
*Micheal Romanul (cello) - assistant principal cello, Florida Symphony
*Gregory Sauer (cello) - faculty, Florida State University
*Janos Starker (cello) - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
*George Work (cello) - faculty, Iowa State University

*Sue Haug (piano) - faculty, Iowa State University
*Joan Trap Fish (harpsichord) - faculty, St. Ambrose College
*Carol Hawkinson (organ) - faculty, St. Ambrose College
*Lynn Zeigler (pipe organ) - faculty, Iowa State University

*Jack Herrick (horn) - Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
*Rebecca Kemper (oboe) - faculty, Ohio University
*Katherine Kitzman (flute) - Delaware Symphony
*Joseph Meidt (clarinet) - Duluth-Superior Symphony
*Nicholas Orovich (trombone) - principal trombone, Portland Symphony
*Richard Svoboda (bassoon) - Jacksonville Symphony

"It was approaching midnight when beautiful music drifted unexpectedly throughout the darkened house. One of the bus boys, unwinding at the piano, quite clearly and unintentionally provided the raison d’être for the entire project."

Me at 13, somewhere in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. How'd I get here!! How do I get back?

Ok, I'm lost. How do I get from here to the Mississippi River? Answer: practice, practice, practice!

I swear this photo was not staged. The cat was laying on the table, and an instant before the photo was taken, he suddenly punched me in the mouth! It must have been something I said.

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