Giles Harris Winners 2012

The 35th Annual Christopher Giles and Lucille S. Harris Competitions in
Musical Performance were held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University.

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Winners were as follows:

Joseph Pleasant and Marguerite Nutt Sloan Award 
First Place Performance by an Instrumentalist – Open Competition

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Brennan Wong,violin – sophomore – from Austin, TX
(student of Dr. Jacqui Carrasco)

Patricia Sloan Mize Award 
Second Place Performance by an Instrumentalist- Open Competition

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Curtis Bloomer, clarinet – junior – from Pittsford, NY
(student of Dr. Eileen Young)

The Award for Outstanding Performance by a Singer

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Laurel McLaughlin, soprano – junior – from Malvern, PA
(student of Teresa Radomski)

The Award for Outstanding Performance by a Non-Music Major

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Ross Boatwright, baritone – junior – from Mount Pleasant, SC
(student of Teresa Radomski)

The Sinal Prize 
First Place in the Piano Competition

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Xinlei Li – freshman – from Harbin, China
(student of Dr. Louis Goldstein)


The Mark and Kirk Elvy Award 

Second Place in the Piano Competition

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Ilchan Song – senior – from Seoul, Korea
(student of Dr. Peter Kairoff)

The Ward Virts Prize for Pianistic Expressiveness

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Danrui Xiong – freshman – from Beijing, China
(student of Dr. Louis Goldstein)

All photography by Bill Ray.