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Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition Winners

Piano

1st
Gabriel Ingliss, 2020 First-Place Winner in Piano

Gabriel Ingliss

Gabriel played Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, I. Allegro con troppo, an 18-minute selection.

He is 11 years old and in the 6th grade at La Mariposa Montessori School in Santa Fe. He studies with Falko Steinbach.

Gabriel received a cash prize of $2,500 and as part of his award will be a soloist in the Zoo Music Series featuring the New Mexico Philharmonic in the opening concert for the 2020 season at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, on Friday, June 5, 2020, Roberto Minczuk, conducting.

Gabriel will  also perform on the opening evening of the 6th Southwest Piano Festival sponsored by Elias-Axel Pettersson and Jessica Yam, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The performance will be held at the New Mexico School of Music, 136 Washington St. SE, Suite J, in Albuquerque.

2nd
Samuel Maddox, 2020 Second Place Winner in Piano

Samuel Maddox

Samuel Maddox, played Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 1, I. Vivace.

Samuel is 16 years old and is homeschooled.

He lives in Ruidoso and studies with Dr. Esequiel Meza.

Samuel received a cash prize of $1,250.00

3rd
Kayden Kelly, 2020 Third Place Winner in Piano

Kayden Kelly

Kayden Kelly is 12 years old and attends Albuquerque Academy.

Kayden played Mendelssohn’s Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25, III. Presto molto allegra e vivace.

He studies with Dr. Jacquelyn Helin.

Kayden received a cash prize of $1,000.00

Rising Star
Karen Zhang, 2020 Rising Star in Piano

Karen Zhang

Karen Zhang received the Rising Star award in piano.

Karen is 13 years old and attends Albuquerque Academy.

She played Mendelssohn’s Concerto No.1 in G minor, op. 25, I. Allegro appassionato and studies with Tatyana Bayliyeva.

Karen received a cash prize of $500.00.

Strings

1st
Lorenzo Gallegos, Jr., 2020 First-Place Winner in strings (violin)

Lorenzo Gallegos, Jr.

Lorenzo is a violinist and a 17-year-old senior at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque.

He played Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D major, op. 35, I. Allegro moderato, an 18-minute selection. He studies with David Felberg.

Lorenzo received a cash prize of $2,500 and as part of his award will be a soloist in the Zoo Music Series featuring the New Mexico Philharmonic in the opening concert for the 2020 season at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, on Friday, June 5, 2020, Roberto Minczuk, conducting.

2nd
Sofia Taylor,  2020 Second Place Strings (violin) Winner

Sofia Taylor

Violinist Sofia Taylor is a 16-year-old junior at Albuquerque Academy.

She played Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 63, I. Allegro moderato. Ruxandra Marquardt is her teacher.

Sofia received a cash award of $1,250.00.

3rd
Levi Jensen, 2020 Third Place Strings (cello) Winner

Levi Jensen

Cellist Levi Jensen Levi is 18 years old and a senior at the Southwest Learning Center.

He played Elgar’s Concerto in E minor, op. 85. I. Adagio, Moderato; II. Lento, Allegro molto and studies with James Holland.

Levi won tuition for the UNM Summer Music Institute. He also received a cash award of $1,000.00.

Rising Star
Luis DeVargas, 2020 Rising Star Strings (viola)

Luis DeVargas

Luis DeVargas, viola, received the Rising Star award in strings. Luis is 20 years old and a junior at the University of New Mexico.

He played Bruch’s Romanze in F major, Op.85. He studies with Carmelo de los Santos.

Luis received a cash award of $500.00

Other
Analise Granados, 2020 Texas Strings Camp Winner (violin)

Analise Granados

Violinist Analise Granados, is 15 years old and a junior at Albuquerque Academy. She played Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D major, op. 35, I. Allegro moderato and studies with Paul Marquardt.

Analise received tuition and airfare to attend the Texas Strings Camp and Festival in Austin, TX, this summer.