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2022 JMYAC Winners Perform with NN Philharmonic

2022 JMYAC Winner Gabriel Higbie with Jackie McGehee at the NM Phil concert Sep 3
Jackie McGehee with 2022 piano winner Gabriel Higbie

The 2022 winners of the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Roberto Minczuk, Music Director and Conductor, on September 3rd to a very large audience that gave a standing ovation and demanded curtain calls.

The Music Guild of New Mexico co-sponsored the concert held outdoors at the Sky Room Amphitheater in Campus Park, Rio Rancho.

Featured soloists were 1st-place winner in piano, Gabriel Higbie, 15 years old, and student of Tatyana Baylieva. Gabriel played Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, F major.

Sahid Palacios, 19 years old and 1st-place winner in strings (violin), performed Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Opus 21, I. Allegro con troppo. His teacher was Simon Gollo.

2022 JMYAC Winners performed with the NM Philharmonic
Jackie McGehee pictured with 2022 strings winner Sahid Palacios