Rotary Solo Finalists and Winners

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Congratulations to the twenty-four student musicians who performed in today’s 15th annual Rotary Solo Competition. Their performances were truly excellent and memorable! The results for the finals event are as follows:

9th/10th Grade Division – Strings

1st Place) Makaio Xia, violin

2nd Place) Reese Zhang, cello

3rd Place) Madelyn Fu, Viola

9th/10th Grade Division – Winds

1st Place) Iggy Im, flute

2nd Place) Ali Keskinel, french horn

3rd Place) Abbie Neitz, flute

11th/12th Grade Division – Strings

1st Place) Noah Weiss, violin

2nd Place) McKinley Xia, violin

3rd Place) Ty Lockwood, cello

11th/12th Grade Division – Winds

1st Place) Morgan Griffiths, clarinet

2nd Place) Christofer Nählinder, trumpet

3rd Place) Jacob Handzlik, flute

All award winners will be recognized at the Rotary Awards Breakfast on Monday, April 22nd at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach Hotel. Additionally, the first place winners of each division will reprise their solo performances at this event. Once again, thank you to all of our incredible soloists, piano accompanists, expert adjudicators Dr. Gene Moon and Dr. Mitch Fennell, our Band and Orchestra Booster Clubs, and to the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club for their sponsorship of this event.