Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Keith Allen, Festival: Music

Keith was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, going on to take post-graduate studies at Birmingham,... Find out more

Elizabeth Hayley, Adjudicator: Music

Elizabeth trained at The Royal Academy of Music and has established a successful career as a Pianist, Jazz Pianist,... Find out more

Robert Bailey, Adjudicator: Music

Robert is a ‘cellist, pianist and conductor. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has enjoyed a varied... Find out more

Susan Taylor, Adjudicator: Dance

Susan has completed all of her ISTD dance training with Judith Hockaday in Swindon and holds Fellowship status. She is also... Find out more

Donald McLennan, Adjudicator: Dance

Donald received his early training from Dame Marie Rambert and Andrew Hardie. His theatre credits include Opera,, Musical... Find out more

Vivienne Redford, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Vivienne has studied Speech and Drama since the age of four and has been teaching the subject since 1980. She is Head of... Find out more

Ann Bauer, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Ann has spent her working life in education teaching in secondary and primary schools, theatres, university and therapy... Find out more

Janet Palmer, Adjudicator: Dance

After qualifying in all genres of Dance Janet pursued a career in professional theatre playing leading roles in “The... Find out more

Marcia Carr, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Marcia is currently studying for her PhD. She trained in music, dance and drama, and currently facilitates workshops and... Find out more

Susan Clark, Adjudicator: Music

Susan attended the Trinity College of Music Junior Department for ten years, then continued her studies at Cambridge and... Find out more

Julie McLoughlin, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Julie trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, worked in the professional theatre and has full Equity membership... Find out more

Elizabeth Emberson, Adjudicator: Music

Soprano soloist, choral conductor and voice teacher, Elizabeth began singing lessons with Betty Middleton when she was... Find out more

Rosalind Taylor, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Rosalind trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and at The Laban Centre of Movement and Dance, London.

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Paul Harris, Adjudicator: Music

Paul studied at the Royal Academy of Music and University of London. He is a performer, composer, writer, examiner, lecturer... Find out more

Jenny Thornton, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Jenny trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining awards for Character Acting and Most Promising Teacher.... Find out more

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

Nicola-Jane Kemp, Adjudicator: Music

A professional soprano soloist, Nicola-Jane teaches choral scholars at Clare and Queens’ Colleges, Cambridge University and... Find out more

Kate Martin, Adjudicator: Dance

Kate was Janet Palmer’s first pupil and trained with her, and at Mayhew School, Northampton in RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern,... Find out more

Karen Collings, Adjudicator: Dance

Karen trained at London College of Dance and Drama, and on graduating taught and choreographed at home and abroad both... Find out more

Rebecca Vines, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Rebecca trained as a journalist at Cardiff University – during which time she wrote a weekly column for The Guardian... Find out more

Alan MacLean, Adjudicator: Music

After graduating with distinction from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Alan continued his studies with internationally... Find out more

David Beer, Adjudicator: Music

David is a professional conductor and pianist. He taught music in schools, before embarking on a full-time career as a... Find out more

marilynne davies, Adjudicator: Music

From her early experiences of performing in Welsh Eisteddfodau Marilynne has developed a lifelong passion and enthusiasm for... Find out more

Murray McLachlan, Adjudicator: Music

Murray McLachlan has been adjudicating for nearly 30 years and is based in Manchester. He is chair of the European Piano... Find out more

Michael Young, Adjudicator: Music

Michael studied piano with Lilian Niblette and David Parkhouse, and composition with Charles Hutchings, reading music at... Find out more