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 Winners of 2017 Competition

Lauren Elder
Derek Bodkin

 

World Champion - Derek Bodkin, Monterey, California

Best All-Around

1st Female - Lauren Elder, NY, New York

1st Male - Derek Bodkin, Monterey, California

2nd - Yuki Takeda, Japan

3rd - Chris Lee, California
 

Live Band

3rd - Chris Lee, Freemont, California  - Wind

2nd - Lauren Elder, NY,NY - Flyin' Home, Benny Goodman 

1st - Derek Bodkin, Monterey, CA - Lady Be Good, Gershwin

Self-accompaniment / aka  "Hikifuki"

3rd - Derek Bodkin, California - on Guitar

2nd - Yuki Takeda, Japan on the "Quatro"

1st - Lauren Elder, NY,NY  - Original Composition w/Ukulele
 

Popular Pre-Recorded
3rd - Steve Herbst, NY, NY
2nd - Tormod Borgen Rogne, Norway
1st - Derek Bodkin, Monterey, California

Classical Pre-Recorded
3rd - Ryosuke Takeuchi, Japan
2nd - Chris Lee, Freemont, California 
1st - Jeffrey Amos, Toronto, Canada




 

THE ALLEN DEHART AWARD

Honorary award given to the person who is expanding the awareness, enjoyment, and respect of

musical whistling as a fine art.

Geert Chatrou

&

"Whistling" Tom Bryant

Winners of 2015 Competition

 

THE ALLEN DEHART AWARD

Honorary award given to a person who is expanding the awareness, enjoyment, and respect of

musical whistling as a fine art.

 

Ryosuke Takeuchi (Japan)

The first winner of the award was chosen by the board of the Masters of Musical Whistling for his ongoing world-wide contribution to the world of whistling competition and "Hikifuki" (self-accompaniment) style of musical whistling 

 

 

WORLD CHAMPION -  Master of Musical Whistling"

(Top Cumulative Scores in Two Divisions)

 

Yasunori Okuno (Japan)

 

 

Pre-Recorded Background Music Division

 

1st Place:  Terry Rappold  (U.S.A.) / Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

 

2nd Place: Yasunori Okuno  (Japan) / Zauberkraft, composed - Masashi Hamauzu, arrangement - Yasunori Okuno

 

3rd Place: Steve Herbst  (U.S.A.) / Claire de Lune - Claude Debussy 

 

 

Live Band Accompaniment Division

 

(In the spirit of the International Whistling Convention and beliefs of the board of the Masters of Musical Whistling, this division honors two high scoring performers, male and female, to make sure there is an outstanding female whistler who can serve as an ambassador for the art of musical whistling and inspire other women to join ranks of professional whistlers.)

 

1st Place (Male): Eric Gradman (U.S.A.) / Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

 

1st Place (Female): Molly Lewis (U.S.A.) / So Wrong - Patsy Cline

 

2nd Place: Yasunori Okuno (Japan) / Rosenkrantz - Masashi Hamauzu

 

3rd Place: Francesco Bonifazi (U.S.A.) / Blue Skies - Irving Berlin

 

 

Self-Accompaniment Division

 

1st Place: Francesco Bonifazi (U.S.A.) / Take The A Train - Duke Ellington (Guitar)

 

2nd Place: Ryosuke Takeuchi (Japan) / Let It Go - Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez (Guitar) 

 

3rd Place: Laura Loftsgarden (U.S.A.) / Mmmm Bop - Hansen (Autoharp)