Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Vivienne Cunningham, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Vivienne trained with John Holgate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has taught speech and drama, public... 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

Mary Ann Tear, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Mary Ann is an adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals, an examiner for Trinity College... Find out more

Stewart Fyffe, Adjudicator: Music

Stewart trained in Singing and Voice Production at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music where he also studied Piano and... Find out more

Graeme Humphrey, Adjudicator: Music

Graeme has been a teacher of piano all his professional life, both at the Royal Academy of Music for thirty-six years from... Find out more

George Logan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Born in Northern Ireland, George became an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals in... Find out more

Ivan Scott, Adjudicator: Music

Ivan’s training included guitar performing under Oliver Hunt, Professor of Guitar at the London College of Music and master-... Find out more

Philip John 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

Deborah Balding-Brittain, Adjudicator: Music

For as long as Deborah can remember, music has been a very important part of her life.  She started playing the piano at the... Find out more

Barry Clark, Adjudicator: Music

Barry studied piano and trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music. For thirty years he was Head of Music in schools in Harrow,... 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

Helen Deakin, Adjudicator: Music

Helen studied piano and clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, taking both instruments as joint first study. She has... Find out more

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

Rachel Gregory, Adjudicator: Music

Rachel studied recorder and viol with Carl Dolmetsch and harpsichord with Ruth Dyson.

She is on the visiting panel... Find out more

Tanya Allen, Adjudicator: Dance

Tanya trained in the Reading area until the age of 17, making several appearances on TV and in pantomimes. She then went to... Find out more

Jill Baldock, Adjudicator: Dance

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

Trained... Find out more

Lesley Shrigley Jones, Adjudicator: Music

As an Associated Board Scholar, Lesley studied `cello, piano, singing and viola da gamba at the Royal Manchester and Royal... Find out more

Sam Dunkley, Adjudicator: Music

Sam studied at the University of Huddersfield. He has gone on to sing for Opera North, in their commission ‘Songs at the... Find out more

Julia Dewhurst, Adjudicator: Music

A lyric-coloratura soprano, Julia has appeared nationally and internationally on the concert and opera stage in an ongoing... Find out more

June Hornby, Adjudicator: Dance

A Fellow and Life Member of the ISTD, June has been involved in Dance Festivals since she was a Student. Trained originally... Find out more

Merriel Halsall-Williams, Festival: 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

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

Oliver Gledhill, Adjudicator: Music

Oliver was a Scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and won numerous awards including the ISTEL/Redditch Music Society... Find out more

Vicki Durning, Adjudicator: Dance

Vicki trained under the highly regarded Maureen Law where she gained great experience in performing at festival and... Find out more

Jonathan Rea, Adjudicator: Music

Jonathan studied music at Cambridge, where he sang in the University Chamber Choir and studied piano with Peter Pettinger.... Find out more