2011 Winners Announced

The 2011 West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Ragtime Piano Competition was held on November 5, at Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento. Students, ranging in age from 8 to 18, gathered in four divisions to play. This competition served one of the goals of the WCRS, which is to foster and encourage young pianists to play and enjoy ragtime. Judging were Jack Bradshaw, Tom Brier and Petra Sullivan.

2012 Piano Competition
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Previous years winners
| 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

The 2011 place winners were:


Division 1 (ages 8-10)
1st - Vivian Lu - Black and White Rag - George Botsford, arr. Denes Agay
2nd - Kai Xu - Kansas City Rag - James Scott, arr. Denes Agay
HM - Alice Jiang - Calico Rag - L.B. Grabbe, arr. Denes Agay
HM - James Wang - Calliope Rag - James Scott
HM - Grace Wei- Classical Rag “Kyrene”- E.J. Stark, arr. Denes Agay


Division 2A (ages 11-14 - Junior)
1st (tie) - Dara Phung - Ragtime Nightingale - J.F. Lamb, arr. Denes Agay
1st (tie) - Ryan Phung - Frog Legs Rag - James Scott, arr. Denes Agay
2nd (tie) -Lillian Lau - Persnickety Rag - Martha Mier
2nd (tie) Olivia Lau - Hot Potato Rag - Martha Mier
HM - Sydney Lee - Ragtime Für Elise - Beethoven, arr. M. Mier


Division 2B (ages 11-14 - Classic)
1st - Diego Bustamante - Easy Winners - Scott Joplin
2nd - Philip Chang - Ragtime Nightingale - J. F. Lamb
HM - Ethan Kau - Eugenia - Scott Joplin
HM - Andrew Shim - Glad Rag - Ribe Danmark
HM - Jeremy Xue - The Entertainer - Scott Joplin


Division 3 (15-18)
1st (tied) - Alexander Fang - Ragtime Nightingale - Joseph Lamb
1st (tied) - Elliot Lee - Old Adam - William Bolcom
2nd (tied) - Danny Shihabi - The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
2nd (tied) - Sergey Smirnov - A Dingy Slowdown - Robert Hoffman
HM - Laura Gouillon - Fred Heltman’s Rag - Fred Heltman