Posted by Sharon Schendel
Garrie Rhodes (center) with Zixnon Chen (left) and Isabella Yang (right)
Ed Siegel finds Isabella Yang's violin to be a bit of a challenge
We had three talented musicians perform at the February 20, 2020 meeting. Isabella McCormick, of Cathedral Catholic High School returned with her harp to play Légende by Henriette Renié. Zixnon Chen, also of Cathedral Catholic High School played Sonata No. 1 by Alberto Ginastera. Isabella Yang of Scripps Ranch High School performed Csárdás by Vittorio Monti by playing the piece on the Chinese violin, which has only two strings. 
Judges Jake Jamieson, Miles Fleming and Ed Siegel had the difficult task of choosing one musician to represent our club at the regional district.  They award first place to Isabella Yang and a Club benefactor donated funds so that we could send Zixnon as well. The investment was well-placed, since both Isabella Yang and Zixnon will perform at the finals on March 8 at 2 PM at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad.   
Thank you to Garrie Rhodes for again organizing our club-level competition and for supporting our winners at the regional competition.  View videos of the three performances on our Facebook page.