Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Anita Downey, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Anita is head of Speech and Drama at a large, flourishing Secondary School. This involves work to Diploma level in Speech,... Find out more

Jill, Accompanist

Jill trained at Chetham’s School of Music and The Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is a freelance accompanist.... Find out more

Paul Bench, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Paul studied at London and Birmingham Universities, specialising in literary theory, then the Guildhall School in acting and... Find out more

Andrea Calladine, Adjudicator: Music

Andrea has a varied career as performer, teacher, conductor and adjudicator. She studied initially at the Birmingham School... 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

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

Rachel Greenwood, Adjudicator: Music

Rachel studied the violin with Peter Mountain and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She read... 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

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

Janine Diamond, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Janine participated in her first festival at the age of five and, prior to her professional training, she was a committed... Find out more

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

Patricia IRVINE, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Born in Scotland, Patricia is a graduate of Guildhall and of Stranmillis University College, Belfast and is an Adjudicator-... 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

Cally Foster, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Since her first appearance in a festival at the age of five Cally has been committed to the festival movement and has... Find out more

Audrey Behan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Audrey gained an MA in Drama and Performance Theory from University College, Dublin, then LGSM and LLCM teaching diplomas.... 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

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

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

Aideen Crowley-Dynan, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Aideen has been a performer in speech, drama, music and dance from a very early age and her love of these was nurtured... Find out more

Eva Maria Doroszkowska, Adjudicator: Music

Eva Maria is an international pianist whose dramatic and colourful interpretations have earned her high acclaim.

She... Find out more

Luan Shaw, Adjudicator: Music


Luan has been an adjudicator member of the... 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

Ailbhe Garvey-Hughes, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Ailbhe received a Fellowship in Speech and Drama from the London College of Music and a Licentiate from Trinity College. A... 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

Danielle Drayton, Adjudicator: Dance

Danielle trained at The Sandra Needham School of Dance and went on to study and graduate from Leeds Dance College gaining a... Find out more