2012 Winners Announced

The 2012 West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Ragtime Piano Competition was held on November 3, 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.

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The 2012 place winners were:


Division 1 (ages 8-10)
1st (tie) - Anna Li - Hot Potato Rag - Martha Mier
1st (tie) - Graham Messer - Elite Syncopations - Scott Joplin
2nd - Vivian Lu - Cotton Bolls - Charles Hunter
HM - Elliott Kau - Hot Potato Rag - Martha Mier


Division 2A (ages 11-14 - Junior)
1st - Henry Xiong - Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
2nd - Gianna Compagno - Ecossaise Rag/Beethoven - Martha Mier


Division 2B (ages 11-14 - Classic)
1st - Ryan Phung - California Porcupine Rag - William Bolcom
2nd - Dara Phung - Graceful Ghost - William Bolcom
HM - Diego Bustamante - Elite Syncopations- Scott Joplin
HM - Ethan Kau - Elite Syncopations - Scott Joplin
HM - Bradley Kwan - Something Doing - Scott Joplin


Division 3 (15-18)
1st - Entung Enya Kuo - A Breeze from Alabama - Scott Joplin
2nd - Alexander Fang - Old Adam - William Bolcom
HM - Christy Lopez - The Lion Tamer - Mark Janza
HM - Sergey Smirnov - Borneo Rag - Neil Moret


Competitors who've competed in three or more previous competitions.