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Addison Randall

2023 Cello Festival

Addison Randall began her cello studies at the age of eight with Luke Cook, an instructor at the Crescendo Academy of Music in Kalamazoo, and currently studies with Western Michigan University cello professor Bruce Uchimura since Spring of 2019.  She has successfully auditioned and participated in Spotlight on Youth in 2015 and 2017, String Leadership Camp at Grand Valley State University in 2018, Western Michigan University’s Summer Seminar in 2021, and the Stulberg International String Competition Masterclasses in 2019 and 2023, MASTA Chamber Music Festival in 2023 with her quartet, as well as winning honorable mention in the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition in 2022.  Addison has performed in masterclasses with Cicely Parnas, Emilio Colón, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Junqi (Sophie) Tang, Igor Fedotov, Mary Kothman, Lucas Richman, Andrew Koehler, and Anthony Elliott. Addison has performed for Richard Aaron, Amir Eldan, Mitchell Newman, and others. In 2022, she began teaching cello at Kalamazoo Kids in Tune and now has a small private studio. Addison is a fifth year member and principal cellist of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra and a fourth year member of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony String Quartet. As a recipient of the Dare to Dream Scholarship, Addison plans on attending Andrews University next year to double major in Cello Performance and Spanish.