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GET BLOWN AWAY!

 OVER 60 WHISTLERS FROM 11 COUNTRIES COMPETED IN 2019

2019 MMW WINNERS

 

WORLD CHAMPION
Akiko Shibata (Japan)


All-Around Winners: 
First Place Female: Akiko Shibata (Japan)

First Place Male: Yuki Takeda (Japan)
Second Place: Yuki Takeda (Japan)
Third Place: Marisa Pons (Spain)

Stage 3 Live Band Division
First Place: Christian Smeltzer (USA, NY)
Second Place: Marisa Pons (Spain)
Third Place: Akiko Shibata (Japan)

Stage 3 Classical Pre-Recorded Accompaniment
First Place: Akiko Shibata (Japan)
Second Place: Yudai Takenaka (Japan)
Third Place: Marisa Pons (Spain)

Stage 3 Hikifuki  (Self-Accompanied) Division
First Place: Yuki Takeda (Japan)
Second Place: Yudai Takenaka (Japan)
Third Place: Akiko Shibata (Japan)
 
Stage 2 Popular Pre-Recorded Accompaniment Division
First Place: Emily Kehmeier (USA)
Second Place: David Eberius  (USA)
Third Place: Barbara Jauslin (USA)

Stage 1 Popular Pre-Recorded Accompaniment Division 

(Whistlers new to public or competition whistling)
First Place: Ryan Engstrom (USA)
Second Place: Ian Delgado (USA)
Third Place: Kendall Elbert (USA)

Stage 2 Classical Pre-Recorded Accompaniment Division
First Place: Brad Gassner (USA)
Second Place: Micah Amundsen (USA)
Third Place: Barbara Jauslin (USA)

Allied Arts Division
First Place: Akiko Shibata (Japan)
Second Place: Tracy Echeverri (USA)
Third Place: Yudai Takenaka (Japan)

Allen deHart Award 2019

Awarded to those who are expanding the awareness, recognition, and enjoyment of whistling as an art. 
Female - Kimiko Wakiyama (Japan)
Male - Mitch Hider. (USA)  

THE BUZZ ABOUT MUSICAL WHISTLING:

 

"Amazing!"

         Ellen Degeneres & Huell Howser

"Mind-Blowing Entertainment."

           Moon Zappa

"Beautiful."

           Congresswoman Grace Napolitano   

"Like Orchestra Musicians..."

           Los Angeles Times   

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR FEATURES IN: 

BBC Radio, The Los Angeles Times  and NBC

 

OUR WHISTLERS HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON: 

 

NBC, CBS, BBC, LA Times, TEDex, KCRW, KNX, KLOS, NPR, NBC, ,LA Weekly, Pasadena Weekly, Star News, Australia Morning TV, Pucker Up (the movie)

World Champions Perform
Besame Mucho at MMW 2017

ABOUT MMW

 

Expanding the awareness, enjoyment, and respect of musical whistling as a fine art.

The Masters of Musical Whistling is an international festival, competition, and concert created to celebrate, promote, and revive the ancient art of whistling which has existed since the dawn of humanity. Musical whistling has the distinct characteristics of being both a universal and unique art form. Everyone loves music and most have tried to whistle yet few realize the artist potential that can be produced by a world-class whistling artist.