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

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

Eleanor McLeod, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Eleanor comes from Swansea in Wales, where she first gained a love of the spoken word through taking LAMDA examinations,... Find out more

Christopher Daly, Adjudicator: Music

Christopher began playing the guitar at the age of seventeen, having been inspired by a recital by the great Spanish... Find out more

Janice Fullman, Adjudicator: Dance

Miss Janice Fullman is a member of the British International Federation of Festivals and on the adjudicating board of the... Find out more

John Powell, Adjudicator: Music

Born in London and educated at the University of Cambridge, John Powell has been involved in music in Manchester for 45... Find out more

Daniel Chandler, Adjudicator: Music

Daniel received his early musical education on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. After studying in Manchester, he was awarded a... 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

Oliver Gledhill, Adjudicator: Music

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

Sylvia Lorden, Adjudicator: Dance

Sylvia lives and works in Rugby and teaches a wide range of classes to students, children and adults, many of whom have had... Find out more

Amanda Skevington, Adjudicator: Dance

Amanda has been teaching dance for over twenty-five years in all theatrical styles and is a member of the IDTA and NATD. She... Find out more

Rosanna Whitfield, Adjudicator: Music

As an experienced adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals, Rosanna is regularly called... 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

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

Chris Hocking, Adjudicator: Dance

Chris is Principal of ArtsEd and Chair of All England Dance.
He trained in Cecchetti Ballet at the Nesta Brooking... Find out more

Paul Harris, Adjudicator: Music

Paul Harris is one of the UK’s most influential music educationalists. He
studied the clarinet at the Royal Academy of... 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

Penelope Charteris, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Penny was born and educated in Brighton, where her parents ran a well-known drama school. She received her full time... Find out more

Joanne Fletcher, Adjudicator: Dance

Joanne trained at her mothers’ school, De Haviland Dance Studios, Hastings, and then opened her own school Rye Dance Centre... 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

Rhys Matthews, Adjudicator: Music

Rhys has enjoyed much success performing with a variety of orchestras. Professional engagements have included performing... 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

Steven Roberts, Adjudicator: Music

Steven has been a music adjudicator since 2001; has sat on the Adjudicators Council and in 2017 was re-elected for his... 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

Madeleine Shea, Adjudicator: Dance

Madeleine trained at London College of Dance and Drama, going on to dance professionally in TV shows and the theatre. She... Find out more