Ray Choi from Garden Grove, CA placed third in the 2010 International Autoharp Championship. It was the second time he has been to the Festival. The last time was in 1992 when he entered this Championship for the first time. Ray owns a music store and also gives lessons on the autoharp to mainly older people. Ray has been playing this instrument for some 20 years but plays many other instruments such as the guitar and flute. Music is his life so it’s no surprise that playing music is the hobby he enjoys most. Ray takes back to California the Third Place trophy, $50 in cash and an Oscar Schmidt OS11021FHS Handcrafted Autoharp by Oscar Schmidt of Mundelein, IL.