Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Andrew Hansford, Adjudicator: Music

Andrew Hansford, born in Berkshire, UK, holds UK music-degrees from Surrey ((UniS), Guildford), Bristol and Cambridge (St... Find out more

Arthur Webb, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

After graduating from Queen’s University, Belfast with a B.Ed degree in English and Drama, Arthur studied at the Guildhall... Find out more

Alison Seddon, Adjudicator: Dance

Alison began her dance training at her mother’s school, the Janet Ashton School of Dance, in Lincoln and then at Tozer... Find out more

Adrian Goss, Adjudicator: Music

Tenor soloist, vocal coach, pianist, organist and choral director, Adrian studied at the Royal Academy of Music & the... Find out more

Vivienne Doolan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Vivienne has many years teaching experience with very young to adult students. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of... Find out more

Elizabeth Stafford, Adjudicator: Music

Elizabeth was born and educated in Birmingham. She studied Music at Durham University, following this with a PhD in... Find out more

Michael Hancock, Adjudicator: Music

Michael is a distinguished musician with a career spanning over 40 years as a singer, pianist, conductor, teacher,... Find out more

Sharon Wood, Adjudicator: Dance

Sharon has led a highly reputable and respected career as a performer, adjudicator, choreographer and lecturer. Achieved... Find out more

Frances Eagar, Adjudicator: Music

Frances studied piano and clarinet at the Royal College of Music. Under the guidance of David Parkhouse, she won the... Find out more

Gaynor Keeble, Adjudicator: Music

Mezzo Soprano, Gaynor won scholarships to the University of Warwick and Royal Academy of Music. She combines a busy... Find out more

Anne Hodgson, Adjudicator: Music

Anne was a Junior Exhibitioner at the RCM and went on to study at TCM with Ann Cherry and GSMD with Averill Williams. She... Find out more

Linda Young, Festival: Dance

Dancing since the age of 3, Linda completed 5 years' professional training at the Nesta Brooking School of Dance and... Find out more

Angela Whittle, Adjudicator: Dance

Angela trained at Bird College with further professional development at The Centre of Performing Arts. She worked as a... Find out more

Merriel Halsall-Williams, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Merriel is an experienced teacher of English, Drama and Oral Communication Skills in the 8 to 18 years age group. As... Find out more

Jayne Wing, Adjudicator: Dance

Jayne trained at the Drusilla Duffill School of Theatre dance in Sussex, and has been the Principal of the Pirouette Academy... Find out more

Angela Rowley, Adjudicator: Music

Angela is a graduate in German from University College, London and after a period in teaching, began private singing... Find out more

Colin Snell, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Colin is a graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and holds a PGCE from the University of Leeds. He is the... Find out more

Peter Dayson, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Peter started his career as an actor in stage, television and film, progressing to writing, directing and producing.

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Iona Zuiderwijk, Adjudicator: Music

Iona was born in Liverpool and began playing the violin under teacher Peter Mountain. She was a pupil at Chethams and Wells... Find out more

Jill Baldock, Adjudicator: Dance

Jill is an adjudicator for both The British and International Federation of Festivals and All England Dance.

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Stephen Owen, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Stephen trained as a teacher of drama, speech and movement at Trinity and All Saints’ College, University of Leeds. After... Find out more

Caroline Diffley, Adjudicator: Music

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

Anna Markland, Adjudicator: Music

Anna has had a varied and happy musical career for over thirty years, combining performing careers both as a singer and a... Find out more

Barbara Sharples, Adjudicator: Dance

Barbara has covered all aspects of Festival work as a competitor, teacher and adjudicator for The British and International... Find out more

Carol Doyle, Adjudicator: Dance

Carol trained at Stella Mann College and, on graduating, danced professionally whilst also teaching dancing in vocational... Find out more