Randa Kirshbaum

composer and arranger


“…writes vibrantly for the orchestra…”

San Jose Mercury News


“…uses the full orchestra…–strong, evocative, varied…” re: Blanchard’s Champion at Opera Parallèle

San Francisco Chronicle


“This has been probably the most enjoyable experience of preparing a p/v score that I have had in my entire career, and you are completely responsible for that. Thank you, dear Randa, for all you’ve done and for being such a joy to work with… it has meant more than you probably can imagine to have your enthusiasm for my music, and I will carry that forward now when I have moments of doubt.”

Carlisle Floyd


"My deepest gratitude to you for these years of good work, friendship and support...and my even deeper and endless wishes for joy and fulfillment in the next stage in your life."

Osvaldo Golijov

“Randa, thank you so much for your help. It saved us for sure. I wasn’t there for rehearsals and my flights were so messed up that I got there 3 hours before show time… It was a great show thanks to you.”

Terence Blanchard


“Working with you has indeed been a pleasure.”

Dominick Argento

“Chère Randa, it is years of good collaboration. Hope your new freelance life will be a success. Good luck and thanks for all you did for the music of Vivier and your help to the Foundation."

Thérèse Desjardins, Fondation Vivier