Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble competed in the recent Hill Country Guitar Ensemble Festival and earned first prize! They competed against high school groups from Austin and Houston. The group performed 4 pieces: a work by contemporary composer, James Chang, an Alemaign by Thomas Robinson, an original arrangement called Playing With Play With Fire by Kieth Richards and Mick Jagger and the Allegro Movement of the quartet for 4 violins by Telemann.

The members are: Eric Krauskopf, Kabeer Motwani, Sanjay Amirthraj, Jonah Parrish, Elle Smith, SImon Krauskopf, Linden Meyer and Olivia Bannister.