Violinist Randal Harrison Hoecherl charms, challenges and inspires listeners of all ages. Critics have simultaneously declared him reminiscent of Niccolò Paganini, Stephane Grappelli, Al Di Meola and Frank Zappa. His mastery of such diverse styles has garnered him three Madison Area Music Awards for Best Blues Artist, Jazz Artist of the Year, and Classical Artist of the Year. His diverse performance credits include work with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, Blue Note recording artist Ben Tucker, and legendary drummer Sam Lay of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Harrison's performances and compositions appear on over 100 recordings including works for Naxos, SRM, Boat Records, db Musique, Spiritwood and his own label StringFling Records. In addition to his work as performer, composer and recording artist, Randal Harrison travels as a clinician of improvisation and violin studies. Harrison is also founder and director of the Eastside Suzuki Talent Education Association of Madison - better known by its’ acronym, ESTEAM.