Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Robin, Accompanist

Robin is a graduate of the University of Birmingham and a holder of the prestigious Diploma in Professional Performance from... Find out more

Nancy Litten, Adjudicator: Music

Nancy entered the Royal Academy of Music at age 16 on an open piano scholarship, winning prizes while there. She also... 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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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

Chris Marlow, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Chris trained at the universities of Manchester and Oxford, winning as an undergraduate The John Osborne Award. A member of... Find out more

Alison Marlow, Adjudicator: Dance

For many years Alison enjoyed a varied performing career on stage and television with most notable credits including ‘A... Find out more

Patricia Mulligan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Patricia has been involved in the festival movement from an early age, performing in festivals and feiseanna all over... Find out more

Philip Dewhurst, Adjudicator: Music

Philip Dewhurst BA Hons PGCE FISM

Philip Dewhurst was born and educated in Bolton, Lancashire. He read music at the... 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

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

Philip Thrupp, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Philip studied for a Diploma in Fine Art and Theatre Design at the Exeter College of Art and trained in speech and drama at... Find out more

Louise Manders, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Louise first trod the boards when only five days old. Her professional theatrical career, which included repertory, musicals... Find out more

Claire Jennings, Adjudicator: Dance

Claire trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, and her performance experience includes cabaret, modelling, television... Find out more

Michael Schreider, Adjudicator: Music

Graduate of Moscow Conservatoire College and St Petersburg Conservatoire, Michael has experience of teaching children and... Find out more

Nadia Hinson, Adjudicator: Music

Nadia graduated from the Royal Academy of Music after having studied the violin with Manoug Parikian and the piano with Jean... Find out more

Denise Skinner, Adjudicator: Dance

Denise trained at the Hylton Bromley Theatre School, studying all dance genres, drama and singing. After performance work,... Find out more

Norma Redfearn, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Norma trained at the Northern College of Speech and Drama and researched at Leicester University. She has performed... Find out more

Ruth Gerald, Adjudicator: Music

Ruth was Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal College of Music and previously Head of Keyboard at the Birmingham School of... 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

Barry Prince, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Barry studied at Trinity College of Music, first piano and voice, followed by drama and communication skills.

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Allison Walker-Morecroft, Adjudicator: Music

Allison has had much experience with all aspects of music-making and her support for festival work has resulted in a great... Find out more

Stanley Roocroft MBE, Adjudicator: Music

Stanley Roocroft of Gayle, near Hawes, North Yorkshire, educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, was a... Find out more

Rebecca Thompson, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

On graduating from Bristol University with a degree in Drama and English, Rebecca worked for BBC Radio Four’s Drama... Find out more

Elizabeth Crabtree, Adjudicator: Music

After graduating from Cambridge, Libby sang and recorded with The Sixteen and other leading Baroque ensembles for over 30... Find out more

Timothy Barratt, Adjudicator: Music

Timothy studied on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter. As well as performing as... Find out more