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Volker performs at festival

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:15 p.m. CDT

Leo Volker, 10-year-old son of Todd and Linda Volker of Ottawa, was selected as the youngest pianist to perform in the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Festival held May 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in East Peoria. Ragtime piano players from around the world participated at this gathering with many holding “world-class” distinction. Leo felt very honored. His grandparents, Dick and Loretta Volker, enjoyed the music and were very proud that their fourth-grade grandson had the opportunity to participate with these distinguished musicians.

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