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The Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition

February 17, 2018

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from JMYAC on February 17, 2018.

~ Photos courtesy of Mike Furnish and Dusty Blech ~

The Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition

~ 2018 WINNERS ~


Piano

 

First Place                                                                                         Andreas Landstedt

Second Place                                                                                     Andy Liu


                                                                         Strings


First Place                                                                                         Ezra Shcolnik and

                                                                                                          Toby Vigneau

Second Place                                                                                     Maya Taylor

Third Place                                                                                       Lorenzo Gallegos, Jr.

All About Our 2018 JMYAC Winners


Our first-place winners were Andreas Landstedt, Ezra Shcolnik and Toby Vigneau. Winner of the piano competition, Andreas played Mendolssohn’s Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.25, I. Molto allegro con fuoco in B minor, II. Andante in E major, and III. Presto in B major. He is a 17-year-old freshman at UNM. He graduated early from high school and studies piano performance with Professor Falko Steinbach. In addition to classical music, Andreas enjoys musical composition and improvisation, playing soccer, and time with friends. He is the son of Brenda and Frederik Landstedt.


Winners of the Strings Competition were Ezra Shcolnik, violin, and Toby Vigneau, bass. Ezra played Saint-Saens’ Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61,II. Molto moderato e maestoso Allegro non troppo. Heis a homeschooled high-school junior and studies with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles. He plays an 1825 Giovanni Francesco Pressenda violin, on loan from the Mandell Collection of Southern California. Ezra is also a student in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program. He attended the Aspen Music Festival in 2017. Ezra’s parents are Caren Friedman and Richard Shcolnik.


Toby played Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2 in B minor, I. Allegro. He is a sophomore at the Early College Academy and studies with Mark Tatum. Toby began playing the violin at the age of 5. When he is not practicing, he likes skiing, social media, and following the Boston sports teams. Toby is the son of Kim Fredenburgh and Kevin Vigneau.


Our second-place winner in piano was Andy Liu, who is in the 8th grade at Desert Ridge Middle School. He began studying the piano at age 6. He is currently studying with Tatiana Vetrinskaya at the New Mexico School of Music. Andy also enjoys mathematics, reading, swimming, and playing soccer. Andy is the son of Shurong Li.


Maya Taylor was the second-place winner in strings. A senior at Albuquerque Academy, she began taking violin lessons at age 5. Her teacher is Ruxandra Marquardt. Maya also plays bass and cello at school and is learning piano. Maya is an editor of the school newspaper and swims on the Duke City Aquatics team. Maya’s parents are Monica Nitsche and Mark Taylor.


The third-place winner in strings was Lorenzo Gallegos, Jr., a sophomore at Volcano Vista High School. He studies violin with Leonard Felberg. Lorenzo enjoys playing Mariachi music with his dad. Classical music and science are in his future. Lorenzo’s parents are Lorenzo and Kathleen Gallegos.



List of JMYAC First Place Winners 1994-2018


See who has won the Music Guild's JMYAC Competition since its inception in 1994!

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Since 1992, the Music Guild of New Mexico (MGNM), formerly known as the New Mexico Symphony Guild (NMSG), held an annual concerto competition for young musicians in our state.  This event is named for Jackie McGehee, a long-time NMSG/MGNM member and past president of the NMSG, who spearheaded and underwrote the event at its beginning and continues to underwrite the program.  This event has become one of the premier competitions in the state and provides monetary awards for the winners and opportunities to perform with a professional orchestra.


In 2009, this event was renamed the Music Guild's Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition for Piano and Strings to reflect an expansion of its musical scope.  We are very pleased to note that, since its inception, many nationally known musicians have traveled to Albuquerque from all over the U.S. to adjudicate this competition.


The competition is open to New Mexico students aged 13 at the time of application through 18. An application for the competition will be available from music teachers throughout New Mexico and on our website in the fall of 2018.


The first-place winner in each division receives a cash award of $2,000 plus a solo performance with the New Mexico Philharmonic.  Second- and third-place winners also receive cash awards and possible performance opportunities.  The prize monies for these exceptional students total $7000.00.


We encourage all talented high school-aged musicians in New Mexico to apply for participation in the JMYAC.  We welcome all MGNM members, teachers, students, families, and friends to enjoy these wonderful performances and share in the festivities of the day.  It is an event not to be missed and one that makes us all proud of the talent of future generations of classical musicians.


For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Paula Bradley.