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Local Charter School Student To Play At Carnegie Hall For A Third Time

Isabelle Brown-Lyden at the cello. (Courtesy Photo)

Isabelle Brown-Lyden at the cello. (Courtesy Photo)

Isabelle Brown-Lyden, a 9th grade student at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) will perform for a third time at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Isabelle has performed the cello twice at Carnegie Hall for winning third place and second place in the international competition, American Protégé.

She came in second again this year in the competition and will perform at Carnegie Hall for the third time. She will play solo Bach on a old Italian cello that will be loaned to her from Reed Yoboah Fine Violins in New York.

Isabelle has attended Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) since she was in 6th grade.

David Hoopes, lead facilitator for ACLC said, “Isabelle is a remarkable cellist, who is a tremendously strong learner and very well-rounded.” He added, “She is the embodiment of the learner-lead atmosphere that ACLC fosters.”

Isabelle has played cello for over 10 years, since the age of four. Her mother Marcie Brown, who is also a cellist, is one of her teachers. Isabelle also takes instruction from Andy Luchansky in Oakland. Andy is the cello teacher at Sacramento State University.

She will perform in New York on November 26.

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