On February 15th, I had the pleasure of photographing the two winners of the Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition in Albuquerque at Keller and Popejoy Halls.  The competition is put on annually by the Music Guild of New Mexico.  Ken Lien won the piano competition, in which he placed second last year.  Ryan Downs won the strings competition.  The winners will perform with the New Mexico Philharmonic March 16 at the Central United Methodist Church.  Both artists were a joy to work with and I wish them the best in their future.

 

Ken Lien — 2014 Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition Piano winner

Ken Lien won the piano division in the 2014 Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition.

Ryan Downs — 2014 Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition Strings winner

Ryan Downs won the strings division in the 2014 Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition.