On April 9, 2016, Eastman hosted the second Tallon Perkes Flute Competition, held in memory of Eastman alumnus Tallon Perkes (BM ’84) to inspire the next generation of Eastman flute players. This year’s winner is Chris Wong, a sophomore student of Bonita Boyd. Chris is pictured here with the competition judges – from left to right, Doug Prosser (BM ’94), Leone Buyse (BM ’68), Chris, and Karin Ursin, with John Hunter (BM ’84) in the back. John, an Eastman classmate of Tal’s, spearheaded the initial drive to fund this award in Tal Perkes’s name, and encourages all classmates to contribute.
We’ll add an interview with Chris Wong to this post as is it available.
At the Perkes Competition: Karin Ursin, Bonita Boyd (BM ’71), Leone Buyse (BM ’68)