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Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition Winners

Piano

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

Gabriel Ingliss

Age: 11
Hometown: Santa Fe
School Level: 6th Grade
School: La Mariposa Montessori School
Composer: Beethoven
Performance Selection:
Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, I. Allegro con troppo
Music Teacher: Falko Steinbach

Gabriel received a cash prize of $2,500 and as part of his award will be a soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic on a date to be determined.

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

Age: 16
Hometown: Ruidoso
School Level:
School: Home Schooled
Composer: Rachmaninoff
Performance Selection:
Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 1, I. Vivace
Music Teacher: Dr. Esequiel Meza

Samuel received a cash prize of $1,250.00

3rd
Kayden Kelly, 2020 Third Place Winner in Piano

Kayden Kelly

Age: 12
Hometown: Albuquerque
School Level:
School: Albuquerque Academy
Composer: Mendelssohn
Performance Selection:
Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25, III. Presto molto allegra e vivace
Music Teacher: Dr. Jacquelyn Helin

Kayden received a cash prize of $1,000.00

Rising Star
Karen Zhang, 2020 Rising Star in Piano

Karen Zhang

Age: 13
Hometown: Albuquerque
School Level:
School: Albuquerque Academy
Composer: Mendelssohn
Performance Selection:
Concerto No.1 in G minor, op. 25, I. Allegro appassionato
Music Teacher: 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.

Age: 17
Hometown: Albuquerque
School Level: High School Senior
School: Volcano Vista High School
Composer: Tchaikovsky
Performance Selection:
Concerto in D major, op. 35, I. Allegro moderato
Music Teacher: Ruxandra Marquardt

Lorenzo, who played an 18-minute selection, received a cash prize of $2,500. As part of his award will be a soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic on a date to be determined.

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

Sofia Taylor

Age: 16
Hometown: Albuquerque
School Level: High School Junior
School: Albuquerque Academy
Composer: Prokofiev
Performance Selection:
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 63, I. Allegro moderato
Music Teacher: Ruxandra Marquardt

Sofia received a cash award of $1,250.00.

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

Levi Jensen

Age: 18
Hometown: Albuquerque
School Level: High School Senior
School: Southwest Learning Center
Composer: Elgar
Performance Selection:
Concerto in E minor, op. 85. I. Adagio, Moderato; II. Lento, Allegro molto
Music Teacher: 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

Age: 20
Hometown:
School Level: College Junior
School: University of New Mexico
Composer: Bruch
Performance Selection:
Romanze in F major, Op.85
Music Teacher: Carmelo de los Santos

Luis, a viola player, received a cash award of $500.00

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

Analise Granados

Age: 15
Hometown: Albuquerque
School Level: High School Junior
School: Albuquerque Academy
Composer: Tchaikovsky
Performance Selection:
Concerto in D major, op. 35, I. Allegro moderato
Music Teacher: Ruxandra Marquardt

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

Piano
Jane Wei 1st

Piano

Wesley Dong 2nd

Piano

Gabriel Bennett Higbie 3rd

Piano

Josh Shevitz Most Promising

Piano

Strings
Abigail Monroe 1st

Strings

Lorenzo Gallegos, Jr. 2nd

Strings

Luiz Paulo C.D. Freire 3rd

Strings

Analise Granados 3rd

Strings

Carol Stringer Most Promising

Strings