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Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition

(JMYAC)

News Archives

JMYAC

First Place Winners' Performance

with the New Mexico Philharmonic

~ Saturday, May 27 at the Zoo ~


CLICK HERE

for details!

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Performance Dates

For Our

2017 WINNERS


CLICK HERE for the schedule!

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The Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition


Saturday, February 18, 2017


CLICK HERE for details and times!


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The Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee

Young Artists' Competition

2017 Application


The 2017 JMYAC application period has ended.

Thank you to all who applied!

Check back here in the fall of 2017 for the 2018 application.


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CLICK HERE to view photos of the

Music Guild's Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition

February 13, 2016

You may also click on the photo below!

List of JMYAC First Place Winners 1994-2015


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

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CLICK HERE to view photos of the

Music Guild's Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition

February 13, 2016

You may also click on the photo above!

All About Our 2016 JMYAC Winners


Presley Gao took first place with his impressive performance of Schumann’s Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 I. Allegro affettuoso. Presley is in the 9th grade at Los Alamos High School and began studying the piano at age six. He currently studies with Dr. Jacquelin Helin.  Presley is the son of Juan Gao and Hongzhao Tian.


Andreas Landstedt won second place in Piano Performance. Andreas, a sophomore at the School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas, studies piano with Professor Falko Steinbach at the University of New Mexico as a dual-credit student. For the Competition he played Grieg’s Concerto in A minor, op. 16, I. Allegro moderato. His brother, Gabriel Landstedt, the first-place winner in the 2012 Competition, accompanied him. He is the son of Brenda and Fredrik Landstedt.


Third Place in Piano Performance went to Victoria Lien, an 8th grade student at Southwest Learning Centers. She has played the piano since she was five years old and is a student of Marylene Dosse. Victoria played Gershwin's Concerto in F, I. Allegro.  She is the daughter of Ivan Lien and Jennifer Lien. Her brother Ken Lien won the Competition in 2014.


First Place in Strings Performance went to Maggie King, a senior at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. She began playing the violin when she was 3 ½, and her first solo performance was at age 7. She studies with Kerri Lay. Maggie was the second-place winner of the Competition in 2015. For this year’s Competition, she played Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61, I. Allegro non troppo. She has been part of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony for the last nine years and is a member of the NM All-State Symphonic Orchestra. She received the Allie M. Norris Youth Leadership Scholarship in 2014 from the State Music Association for her mentoring of young musicians. Maggie’s parents are John and Soledad King.


Second Place in Strings Performance went to Sam Barrett for his performance of Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody, op. 68 for Cello. A junior at the New Mexico School for the Arts, he began playing the cello when he was age nine and has studied with Carla Lehmeier-Tatum since 2010. He has played in ensembles such as the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and the Idyllwild Summer Symphony. He earned second place in the 2015 Competition. Sam is the son of Genevieve and Richard Barrett.


Third Place in Strings Performance went to 13-year-old Toby Vigneau, an 8th grader at Albuquerque Academy. He began playing the violin at age five and has studied the double bass with Frank Murry for three years. He also plays the bassoon. Toby played Dragonetti’s Concerto for Double Bass in G major, I. Allegro moderato. He has been a member of the Albuquerque Junior Symphony, the Albuquerque Academy Orchestra, and the UNMSMI Orchestra. He has been featured as a concerto soloist with the New Mexico Philharmonic at their youth concerts. His parents are Kim Fredenburgh and Kevin Vigneau.

News Blast!

Presley Gao, JMYAC Winner,

Performs Schumann Piano Concerto With

New Mexico Philharmonic In Albuquerque

CLICK HERE for the article in the

Los Alamos Daily Post

JMYAC / NM Phil Concert - April 24, 2016
Photos (slide show below)

News Blast!

Read a wonderful article about our

JMYAC first place piano winner, Presley Gao.

Click here!

Phoenix Avalon, JMYAC First Place

Winner in Strings,

and the New Mexico Philharmonic

February 21, 2016



Phoenix Avalon, 2015 JMYAC first-place winner in strings, will perform with the New Mexico Philharmonic, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of The Protege Series.


Phoenix recently received a Jack Kent Cook Scholarship and played on the national program, “From the Top.” www.fromthetop.org

Music Guild's JMYAC Symposium Announced:

Professional Development of Young Musicians

February 13, 2016



The Music Guild of New Mexico and The Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition

announce a symposium for young musicians, parents, teachers, pianists and music institutions.  The symposium will be held on February 13, 2016 after the competition.  CLICK HERE for more information.

JMYAC Date Announced for 2016

The Music Guild's JMYAC competition for 2016 will be held on Saturday, February 13 at Keller Hall, UNM.  Save the date!

Music Guild's JMYAC Winner

Performs on National Program!



What an honor!  Phoenix Avalon, our 14-year old 2015 Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition winner in the strings division, will play on the national program “From the Top” on Friday, November 29 at 7:00 PM via KHFM.  National air times can be found at www.fromthetop.org.


CLICK HERE for the official announcement!



New Mexico Philharmonic Zoo Concert with

JMYAC Winners - May 23, 2015

 

Two of the Music Guild of New Mexico's JMYAC winners will be performing with the New Mexico Philharmonic at the Zoo on May 23, 2015.  CLICK HERE for details and ticket information.

JMYAC Concert Featured in the Albuquerque Journal

The Winners of the 2015 Music Guild's JMYAC

Ishan Loomba and Phoenix Avalon


Meet the 2015 Music Guild's JMYAC Winners



First Place Winner – Piano Division
Ishan Loomba

Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453, I. Allegro− Mozart


An Albuquerque resident, Ishan Loomba is in the 8th grade at Desert Willow Family School. Now 13 years old, he discovered his love of music at a very young age, picking up familiar tunes at his toy piano and listening to everything from Celtic to Classical music. Ishan began piano lessons in 2007 and gave his debut solo piano recital in 2009, playing compositions by Bach, Chopin, and Haydn. In February 2013 he was guest soloist with the NM Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 in C major. Ishan has won several prizes at competitions including first place in his age category at the 2014 Institute for Young Pianists at Southern Methodist University, first place in the 2009 New Mexico Hey Mozart! Composition Competition, and first place in the New Mexico Central District Honors Audition (2101 and 2012). He is a student of Dr. Carol Leone at Southern Methodist University where he travels monthly.  Ishan also studies music theory and composition with Dr. Jose Luis Hurtado at UNM. He is particularly moved by the music of J.S. Bach, his favorite composer. The most significant artistic influence on his musical personality comes from performers he enjoys, especially Alicia da Larrocha and Evgeny Kissin.  Ishan has been accepted into the Kaufman Music Center International Piano Competition in June in New York City and into a piano festival at the Colburn School in Los Angeles this summer.  In addition to playing the piano and listening to music, he loves swimming, camping, rock climbing and hiking. Ishan’s parents are Mousumi Roy and Dinesh Loomba.



First Prize Winner – Strings Division
Phoenix Avalon

Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor for Violin, op. 28 – Saint-Saëns


Phoenix Avalon, 13, is beginning his second decade of violin obsession. He has soloed twice with the Boulder Symphony and Performance Santa Fe, and has performed numerous times with Pro Music CHAMPS, Canticum Novum, Seranata of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Youth Symphony’s Jazz Ensembles, and in solo concerts. He is the three-time recipient of the Performance Santa Fe’s Davis Award, as well as a 2-year recipient of Starling Foundation Grants for study at Meadowmount School of Music. In 2014 he received the Lynn Harrell competition honorable mention and the Music Teachers National Association Southwest Division Alternate.  In 2015, Phoenix placed second in the Music Teachers National Association Junior Performance Competitions after placing first in the Southwest Division.  Phoenix studies with Carmelo de los Santos and Jan Mark Sloman. Phoenix plays on an Amati Bros. violin c. 1617, generously loaned by Kenneth Warren and Son Ltd. He composed his first string quartet under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Thomas, Professor Emeritus, Julliard Pre-College. Besides music, he enjoys philosophical debate and snowboarding. Phoenix is honored to mentor the St. Michael’s High School Orchestra, led by Chase Morrison. He will solo again this year with the Boulder Symphony. Phoenix resides in Santa Fe with his parents Katherine and Robyn Avalon.


Ishan Loomba, Jackie McGehee, Phoenix Avalon

Read all about our 2015 JMYAC participants!


CLICK HERE to read about all of the talented young musicians

who participated in the Music Guild's JMYAC this year!

Thank you...


... to all of our fabulous JMYAC volunteers!


Jackie McGehee
Kathryn Arndt
Dusty & Gay Blech
Bill & Paula Bradley
Karla Bressan
Camille Carstens
Marian Ciepiela
Carol Cooper-Skopil
Teresa Edens
Teri Fahs
Robert & Diane Fleming
Mike & Linn Furnish
Carol & George Friedman
Sharen Hart
Karen Hopkins
Chris Lee
Denise Lemanski
Elizabeth Lucero
Nancy Lutje
Yvette Lyle
Bernadette Mares
Lesley Mortimer
Donna Nicholas
Kathy Preonas

Terri Pribyl
Frances Spallina


And a big thank you to all those who supported this year's Young Artists' Competition!


The winners of the Music Guild's 2015

Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition:


 


First Place, Piano: Ishan Loomba
Second Place, Piano: Stephanie Yang
Third Place, Piano: Jessica Lien


First Place, Strings: Phoenix Avalon, Violin
Second Place, Strings: Maggie King, Violin
Third Place, Strings: Sam Barrett, Cello


    
Many, many thanks to our dedicated coordinators and volunteers for their yeomen service in helping this competition
be the wonderful success that it was!!


See and Hear the MGNM’s JMYAC Winners


Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6p.m.
St. John’s United Methodist Church
2626 Arizona NE, Albuquerque 87110

Matthew Greer conducting the New Mexico Philharmonic


This concert spotlights the winners of the annual Music Guild of New Mexico’s Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition for Piano and Strings, introducing the best and brightest in Albuquerque’s young, new talent.


Ishan Loomba, First Place Winner in the Piano Division of the Competition, will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 17 in G major, K.453, I. Allegro.


Phoenix Avalon, violin, First Place Winner in the Strings Division of the Competition, will play Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, op. 28.


The Tree Not the Pyramid, a new composition by Albuquerque’s own Emmy Award-winning composer Daniel Steven Crafts opens the exhilarating penultimate concert of the Neighborhood series. The evening concludes with Duruflé’s contemplative Requiem, written in tribute for the composer’s late father and performed by Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest.


A reception to meet the Competition winners will be held immediately after the concert.


The New Mexico Philharmonic has created a special 20% discount code for Guild members and their families. Discount tickets are limited in each category: $25, $40 and $55. The discount code is JMYAC032115. Purchase your tickets at nmphil.org or by phone at 505-323-4343.



The Music Guild's
Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 9:00 AM
University of New Mexico
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New Mexico boasts some amazing young musical talent, and on Saturday, February 14th beginning at 9 a.m. you can hear performances of major works for piano and strings at the Music Guild of New Mexico’s Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition at UNM’s Keller Hall (piano) and Student Union Building Ballroom C (strings).

Photos from the fabulous

Music Guild's JMYAC Fundraiser Event

with pianist Hyperion Knight

September 14, 2014

Photos courtesy of Scott Kingsley/Kingsley Images

Thank you...


... to all those who attended the Hyperion Knight fundraiser concert in support of the Music Guild's JMYAC.

We appreciate your generosity!

JMYAC Winners' News!

Thank you to our own Jackie McGehee for the following exciting news updates on our JMYAC winners, past and present!

The 2014 Music Guild’s JMYAC winners, Ryan Downs and Ken Lien, performed on
May 24 at the Albuquerque Zoo. Ryan is studying violin at UNM, and Ken is attending
Southwest Learning Center and continuing his piano studies.

The winner of the 2013 first prize in strings, Rachel Gallegos, has been accepted into Northwestern University with her new violin that all our special donors helped her purchase. She will be a student of Madame Vamos.  What an honor!  And our 2013 first prize winner, Maria Vigil, has been accepted to Notre Dame as a piano major.

Seth Zamora, who received honorable mention in piano at this year’s competition, soloed with the El Paso Symphony in March 2014.  He has been accepted to NMSU as a piano major and will receive two scholarships.

Ivan Aidun, the JMYAC second place winner in strings for 2013, has been accepted
into the National Youth Orchestra. The program lasts 4 weeks. For the first 2 weeks,
the group will rehearse at SUNY in Purchase, NY. For the next 2 weeks, the group will
tour the United States playing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Millenium
Park, and Disney Hall. The Carnegie Hall organization sponsors the tour.

Jonathan Lee, first prize winner of the JMYAC in 2011, is studying cello at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and has received many honors.

Gabriel Landstedt is studying piano performance at UNM and played an "Impromptu" group of pieces at the competition for the audience during intermission before winners were announced. He was the 2012 JMYAC winner in piano and has received numerous honors.  He will be studying piano in Germany once again next year.

Josh Rupley is studying piano in Germany, and Mario Bastea is studying cello at UNM. 

Sam Barrett participated in Idlewild Music during the summer.  He was a contestant in the 2014 strings competition and is a student of Carla Lehmier.

Kathy Lin, a 2010 JMYAC winner, graduated from Harvard in May with a degree in 
chemical and physical biology. This fall she will attend MIT as a graduate student in 
computational and systems biology. At Harvard she was the Co-president of Harvard MIHNUET (Music in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy). The group consisted of student musicians who performed at various hospitals and nursing homes around Boston. 

Ariel Chen, a past JMYAC winner, is studying international studies with an emphasis in
economics at the University of California at San Diego.

Thank you to our own Jackie McGehee for the following exciting news updates on our JMYAC winners, past and present!
The winner of the 2013 first prize in strings, Rachel Gallegos, has been accepted into Northwestern University as a 
student of Madame Vamos.  What an honor!
Ivan Aidun, the JMYAC second place winner in strings for 2013, has been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra. 
The program lasts four weeks.  For the first two weeks, the group meets at SUNY in Purchase, New York, and 
rehearses etc.  For the second two weeks, the group will tour around the US playing at such venues as Carnegie 
Hall, Tanglewood, Millenium Park, and Disney Hall.  It is sponsored by the Carnegie Hall organization.
Jonathan Lee, first prize winner of the JMYAC in 2011, is studying cello at the University of Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music and has received many honors.
Gabriel Landstedt is studying piano performance at UNM and played an "Impromptu" group of pieces at the competition 
for the audience during intermission before winners were announced. He was the 2012 JMYAC winner in piano.
Thank you to our own Jackie McGehee for the following exciting news updates on our JMYAC winners, past and present!
The winner of the 2013 first prize in strings, Rachel Gallegos, has been accepted into Northwestern University as a 
student of Madame Vamos.  What an honor!
Ivan Aidun, the JMYAC second place winner in strings for 2013, has been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra. 
The program lasts four weeks.  For the first two weeks, the group meets at SUNY in Purchase, New York, and 
rehearses etc.  For the second two weeks, the group will tour around the US playing at such venues as Carnegie 
Hall, Tanglewood, Millenium Park, and Disney Hall.  It is sponsored by the Carnegie Hall organization.
Jonathan Lee, first prize winner of the JMYAC in 2011, is studying cello at the University of Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music and has received many honors.
Gabriel Landstedt is studying piano performance at UNM and played an "Impromptu" group of pieces at the competition 
for the audience during intermission before winners were announced. He was the 2012 JMYAC winner in piano.
Thank you to our own Jackie McGehee for the following exciting news updates on our JMYAC winners, past and present!
The winner of the 2013 first prize in strings, Rachel Gallegos, has been accepted into Northwestern University as a 
student of Madame Vamos.  What an honor!
Ivan Aidun, the JMYAC second place winner in strings for 2013, has been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra. 
The program lasts four weeks.  For the first two weeks, the group meets at SUNY in Purchase, New York, and 
rehearses etc.  For the second two weeks, the group will tour around the US playing at such venues as Carnegie 
Hall, Tanglewood, Millenium Park, and Disney Hall.  It is sponsored by the Carnegie Hall organization.
Jonathan Lee, first prize winner of the JMYAC in 2011, is studying cello at the University of Cincinnati 
Conservatory of Music and has received many honors.
Gabriel Landstedt is studying piano performance at UNM and played an "Impromptu" group of pieces at the competition 
for the audience during intermission before winners were announced. He was the 2012 JMYAC winner in piano.

Photos from the March JMYAC Winner’s Performance

with the New Mexico Philharmonic

and at the Music Guild’s May luncheon

where the winners played for our

members and guests.

Photos courtesy of Rick Cohen

The winners of the Music Guild's 2014

Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition:


 


First Place, Piano: Ken Lien

Second Place, Piano: Stephanie Yang

Third Place, Piano: Dennis Huang

Honorable Mention, Piano: Joseph Seth Zamora

Honorable Mention, Piano: Gavin Laur

Tickets ($25/$40/$55) for the New Mexico Philharmonic concert featuring the first-place winners are available from 

the Philharmonic website or by calling 323-4343.  The concert, which also features the Faure Requiem, will be held 

on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE.  Concert time is 3:00, and 

we invite and encourage all Guild members to attend this very special event!
     
Many many thanks to our dedicated coordinators and volunteers for their yeomen service in helping this competition 

be the wonderful success that it was!!


First Place, Strings: Ryan Downs, violin

Second Place, Strings: Abigail Herrick, violin

Third Place, Strings: Ivan Aidun, double bass


    
Many, many thanks to our dedicated coordinators and volunteers for their yeomen service in helping this competition
be the wonderful success that it was!!


Ryan Downs, first place strings winner, and Ken Lien, first place piano winner

CLICK HERE to view photos of the Music Guild's

Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Photos courtesy of Mike Furnish

Watch two short videos from "Spotlight On Albuquerque" as Jackie McGehee and 2012 JMYAC Winner Ivan Aidun are interviewed

about the Young Artists' Competition:

Photos from the JMYAC benefit concert featuring Doug Montgomery

September 12, 2013

 Our thanks and appreciation to Scott Kingsley, photographer

The Music Guild's Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition

***  Saturday, February 15, 2014  ***

UNM Center for the Arts

CLICK HERE for the official flyer!

The winners of the 2013

Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition:


 

First Place, Piano: Maria Vigil

Second Place, Piano: Ken Lien

Third Place, Piano: Molly Thomas


 

First Place, Strings: Rachel Gallegos, violin

Second Place, Strings: Ivan Aidun, double bass

Third Place, Strings: Samantha Andrew, violin

Honorable Mention, Strings: Brian Wade, violin

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First Place, Piano: Maria Vigil


Maria Vigil is a junior at Albuquerque Academy, which she has attended since eighth grade. She has been playing piano for thirteen years, since the age of four. She has competed in local and regional competitions since the age of nine, in both the Honors Auditions and the MTNA Junior/Senior Performance Competitions. This past November, she received an Honorable Mention in the MTNA Senior performance Competition in Santa Fe, playing a program which included the first movement of Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata and Two Rachmaninoff Preludes, in addition to other selections of music. She plans to continue competing on piano in the future. In addition to playing piano, she is also involved in several choral groups at the Academy, one of which will be performing at Carnegie Hall in March, 2013. She hopes to study medicine in college and become a medical professional, but will undoubtedly continue to include music as an integral part of her life. Maria's parents are Dr. Anthony and Kristin Vigil. Her piano teacher is Lawrence Blind.

First Place, Strings: Rachel Gallegos, violin


At the age of six, Rachel Gallegos began playing the violin in Albuquerque, New Mexico under the instruction of Kristin Cram.She joined Mad About Music, a touring youth string ensemble directed by Susan Kempter during her fifth grade year. At this same time she became introduced to the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program as a member in the Albuquerque Junior String orchestra. She continued with Mad About Music until her eighth grade year, auditioning and making the Albuquerque Junior Symphony as a first violinist. She continued in the program entering high school as second violinist in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and making first violin her sophomore year. Over the  past several summers, Rachel has been involved in the Ottawa, Kansas string music camp, Sound Encounters, as well as the joint AYS and University of New Mexico's Sandia Music Festival. As a junior at Albuquerque High School she is involved in tutoring violin students, various ensembles, a member of the AYS orchestra, first violinist in the AYS, and a volunteer at Sunday Chatter. She is committed to maintaining a high academic performance and plans to pursue violin performance in college, continuing to share her love for music. Rachel's parents are Daniel and Elena Gallegos. Her violin teacher is Kristin Cram.

Congratulations 2012 Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition Winners

Jackie McGehee with 2012 Piano Division Winners

left to right: 1st Place - Gabriel Landstedt; 2nd Place - Sierra Harland; and 3rd Place - Geelon So

photograph by Mike Furnish

2012 String Division Winners with Jackie McGehee

left to right: 3rd Place - Samantha Andrew; 2nd Place - Kayla Mathes; and 1st Place - Mario Bastea-Forte

photograph by Mike Furnish

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And the 2012 winners are...


   Gabriel Landstedt won first place in piano division. He received a monetary award of $1,000 and a performance opportunity with the New Mexico Philharmonic. Gabriel is a home-schooled 16-year old from Los Lunas. He began piano lessons at age five and currently studies with Falko Steinbach at UNM. Gabriel performed Beethoven's Concerto No. 5, in Eb major, op.73 I. Allegro.

   Second place piano winner is Sierra Harland. You may remember Sierra as a contestant from last year. She is a senior at Los Lunas High School and a student of Maribeth Gunning. Sierra received a monetary award of $500. She performed Beethoven's Concerto No.3 in C minor, op. 37, I. Allegro con brio.

   Third Place piano winner received a monetary award of $400. This year, a solo performance option was added to the competition and Geelon So is the first winner in this category. He is a junior at Albuquerque Academy and a student of Astrid Groth. Geelon performed J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 875; Chopin's Etude, No. 3, op.10 and No.12, op 25.

   Mario Bastea-Forte is the First Place winner in the string division. He received a $1,000 monetary award and a performance opportunty with the New Mexico Philharmonic. Mario is a junior at Albuquerque Academy and a member of Albuquerque Youth Symphony. He studies with Lisa Collins and has played cello for only five years. Mario performed Lalo Concerto for cello in D minor, op.104, I. Prelude: lento; allegro maestoso.

   Second Place string award went to Kayla Mathes, also a cellist. She received a monetary award of $500. Kayla is a junior at Bosque School and also studies with Lisa Collins. She is a member of AYS and New Mexico All State Orchestra. She performed Edward Elgar's Concerto for cello in E minor, op. 85 IV. Allegro; moderato; allegro ma non troppo.

   Third Place in the string competition was awarded to Samantha Andrew with a monetary award of $400. Samantha is a junior at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces. She plays the violin and serves as concertmaster of Varsity Strings Symphony Orchestra and the String Quartet at Mayfield HS. Samantha is a student of Carmelo de los Santos at UNM. She performed Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 for violin in G minor, op.63, I. Allegro moderato.

2012 JMYAC Winners’ Performances

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** PAST PERFORMANCES **


Saturday, June 16, 2012, 6:00 PM
2011 winner, Joshua Rupley
Solo piano recital
Keller Hall, UNM
Phantasie in F sharp minor, Op. 28, Felix Mendelssohn
Etudes Op. 10 nos. 2,3,& 4, Frederic Chopin
Ballade no. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, Frederic Chopin
Estampes, Claude Debussy

 

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 7:30 PM
Gabriel Landstedt, piano
Keller Hall, UNM
Featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, and others
Admission is free. Donations will be taken after the concert to help Gabriel attend a piano masterclass in Germany this summer.


Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:00 PM
NM Phil Neighborhood Concert
Congregation Albert
Gabriel Landstedt, piano
Lalo: Concerto for cello in D minor, op.104,
I. Prelude: lento; allegro maestoso
Mario Bastea-Forte, cello
Mendelssohn: Symphony Number 4, “Italian“

Tuesday, May 1 and Thurs., May 3,  2012
4th Grade Youth Concerts at Popejoy
Kayla Mathes, cellist and second place string winner of the JMYAC, will perform a special piece Nicolle Maniaci arranged for her with string accompaniment.

May 13, 2012 – Mother’s Day Concert at the Zoo
Gabriel Landstedt, piano
Chopin – Étude Op. 10 No. 12
Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableaux Op. 39 No.1
Mario Bastea-Forte, cello
Cassadó, suite for solo cello, Movement 3

 

Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition Winners will be featured at the NM Philharmonic Neighborhood Concert

April 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.


  • Gabriel Landstedt -- Beethoven: Concerto No. 5, in Eb major, op.73 I. Allegro
  • Mario Bastea-Forte – Lalo: Concerto for cello in D minor, op.104, I. Prelude: lento; allegro maestoso

David Felbert, Conductor

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”


 

Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

Congregation Albert

3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE

just south of Montgomery

Tickets $55, $35, $25 and $10 Student with ID

 

Group ticket rates are available to contestants, their families, teachers, friends, and Guild members (check or cash only). For tickets, email or call Karla Bressan, 296-6158 

 

  The Guild will be hosting a reception after the concert .
Fourteen outstanding musicians performed at the Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition for Piano and Strings February 18, 2012.
Scroll down to see photos of this year's winners and competition details.


Once again the Music Guild brought to the stage of UNM's Keller Hall (at the Center for Fine Arts) fourteen of the most musically talented young men and women in our state--nine pianists and five string performers. 

This year, to accommodate the comfort level of many students, we welcomed solo performances of the sonata genre which will feature the first prize winner in a solo performance without orchestral accompaniment. Three pianists chose solo recitals and all six string performers chose concertos.


The first place winner in each division will play with the New Mexico Philharmonic at a neighborhood concert on April 14 at Congregation Albert, 7 p.m. A reception, hosted by the Guild, will follow the concert. Discounted tickets are available for Guild members. Call 296-6158 or e-mail Karla Bressan for info.
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Young Artists' Competition

   Many talented piano and string students performed at the Jackie McGehee Young Artists' Competition for Piano and Strings, February 18, 2012, at Keller Hall on the UNM campus.

   This is one of the premier competitions in the state.  This year, we were pleased to announce a few additions to the competition.  We have a new category for solo performance which will feature the first place winner in a solo recital and the first place winner in the concerto category will have the opportunity to perform with the newly formed New Mexico Philharmonic.  In addition, there is an increase in monetary awards for the all winners in both categories. 

   For competition information contact Fredric Cohen at 892-2911.  To volunteer, contact Gwen Peterson at peterson@unm.edu or 296-3420.

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