2017 Winners Announced

Piano Competition
Fifty-six talented ragtime-performing kids (aged 8-17) gathered at the Methodist Church in Woodland for West Coast's 13th Annual Youth Ragtime Piano Competition on November 4, 2017. Every year the scope of difficulty and variety of pieces performed just gets higher and higher, and this year's competition was over the top, giving our experienced judging panel of Adam Swanson, Petra Sullivan and Jack Bradshaw a real workout.

First-place winners from each division will be participating in a Master Class led by master teacher Richard Dowling, a world-renown pianist. Join us on Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m. in the Junior Ballroom. This event is open to all festival attendees.



 


Previous years' winners
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009
 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005


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The 2017 place winners were:

DIVISION 1 (ages 8-10)
1st - Andrew Ma - Baltimore Todolo - Eubie Blake
2nd - Abby Cheung - Dill Pickles - Charles L. Johnson
HM (tie) - Mariko Fukuda - Hot Potato Rag - Martha Mier
HM (tie) - Kristen Kay - Bohemia - Joseph Lamb/arr. C. Matz
HM (tie) - Grace Ko - The Entertainer - Scott Joplin/ arr. Faber & Faber
HM (tie) - SaiMaya Min Selvaraj - Ragamuffin - Lee Evans



DIVISION 2 (ages 11-14)
1st (tie) - Arthur Eriksson - Troublesome Ivories - Eubie Blake
1st (tie) - Jade Anderson - Peacherine Rag - Scott Joplin
2nd - Isaac Goodman - Graceful Ghost - William Bolcom
HM (tie) - Eileen Chih - The Sycamore - Scott Joplin
HM (tie) - Marina Kim - The Chrysanthemum - Scott Joplin
HM (tie) - Callum Lavezzo - Sugar Cane Rag - Scott Joplin



DIVISION 3 (ages 15-18)
1st - Anthony Sarginson - Cetus - Tom Brier
2nd (tie) - Lillian Lau - Stoptime Rag - Scott Joplin
2nd (tie) - Olivia Lau - Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
HM (tie) - Keila Min - Graceful Ghost - William Bolcom
HM (tie) - Oliver Moore - Jack in the Box - Zez Confrey/arr. Schutt



Participants (divisions 1 and 2)




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