NEW YORK, NY - Cedar Grove third-grader Francesco Luisi performed at Carnegie Hall on Friday as part of the Lindeblad School of Music Student Showcase.

Francesco, age 9, has been playing guitar for two years. His guitar teacher Alex Valencia encougaged him to audition for the showcase. According to Francesco’s mother Marta Luisi, 100 students auditioned, 32 were chosen to perform at the showcase and only 29 were invited to play a solo. 

Francesco performed “Adantino in C Major” as his solo at Carnegie Hall.