This site is presently under continuous development.  Paging on from here, you will find all music adjudicators in alphabetical order.  On the instrument pages the adjudicators are not necessarily in alpha order in the interests of fairness.

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Helen DeakinHelen Deakin

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Helen gained a 1st class degree from the Royal Academy of Music (piano and clarinet, joint first study) and a PGCE from Durham University. … Read more

Alan DeanAlan Dean


Alan was educated at Manchester Grammar, the Royal Northern College of Music and Bretton Hall with Norman Andrew, Ellis Keeler and Keith Swallow. He … Read more

Richard DeeringRichard Deering

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Richard has been an adjudicator member of BIFF for over 30 years adjudicating an average of 12 festivals a year, including many overseas festivals, … Read more

Julia DewhurstJulia Dewhurst


With more than 12 years’ experience, Julia is in increasing demand as a vocal adjudicator having visited, and re-visited, festivals throughout the UK and … Read more

Philip DewhurstPhilip Dewhurst


Philip read music at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne under Professor Denis Matthews where he specialised in performance on the oboe. He completed a Post … Read more

Caroline DiffleyCaroline Diffley

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Caroline studied at the Royal College of Music and spent a term at the Academia Chigiana in Siena. Her first teaching post was at … Read more

Eva DoEva Maria Doroskowska


Eva Maria won a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Northern College of Music. With awards from the Countess of Munster and government … Read more

Sam-DunkleySam Dunkley


Sam studied at the University of Huddersfield.  He has gone on to sing for Opera North, in their commission ‘Songs at the Years End’, … Read more

20120404125807907_0001Frances Eagar


Frances studied piano and clarinet at the Royal College of Music.  Under the guidance of David Parkhouse, she won the Kathleen Long Chamber Music … Read more

Jacqui EdwardsJacqueline Edwards


A descendant of Dame Clara Butt, Jacqueline studied at the RCM and the Mozarteum, Salzburg. She has performed extensively in oratorio and on the … Read more

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