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

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, NATD and... Find out more

Kim Gilbert, Festival: Speech and Drama

Kim originally trained as a professional actress at GSA and also later studied for an LGSM at the Guildhall School of Music... Find out more

Joan Foster, Adjudicator: Music

For 13 years, Joan was 'cello teacher and lecturer in String Teaching at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She has... Find out more

Roy Robinson, Adjudicator: Music

Roy trained as a performer at the Royal College of Music and was a major prize winner: the Leslie Alexander - the highest... Find out more

Ann Newson, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Drama and performance have been Ann’s life’s passion. She made her first stage appearance at the age of five and has since... 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

fiona mclean-buechel, Adjudicator: Music

Fiona is a specialist strings adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals and has recently been... Find out more

Kathleen Davis, Adjudicator: Dance

Kathleen received all of her dance training at the prestigious Ethel Hardy School of Dance in the North East of England.... 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

Kenneth Roberts, Adjudicator: Music

Kenneth works as Musical Director for numerous companies at home and abroad. He has played and conducted at many prestigious... Find out more

Christopher Daly, Adjudicator: Music

Christopher Daly was inspired to take up the classical guitar after hearing a recital by the great Andres Segovia.

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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

fiona berry, Adjudicator: Music

Fiona is a freelance music teacher, creative artist and tutor based in Lancashire. She is a graduate of Huddersfield... Find out more

Iona Zuiderwijk, Adjudicator: Music

Iona was born in Liverpool and began playing the violin under teacher Peter Mountain. She was a pupil at Chethams and Wells... Find out more

Jacqueline Brunjes, Festival: Dance

Jacquie is known professionally as Jacquie Storey. She is a performer and choreographer. Jacquie, started dancing in her... Find out more

John Byrne, Adjudicator: Music

John studied at the RNCM with Marjorie Clementi and then at the RAM with Ruth Harte where he won many prizes and... Find out more

Anne Marshall, Adjudicator: Music

Anne grew up in a musical family on the Isle of Wight, conducting her first choir at 14 and taking part annually in the Isle... Find out more

Shelley Lowry, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Shelley has been involved in the festival movement since she was four years old. As a shy child, her mother decided to... Find out more

Claire Lloyd, Accompanist: Dance
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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

Tara Leiper, Adjudicator: Music

Tara graduated from Aberdeen’s Northern College of Education with first class honours and worked in Further Education for 13... Find out more

Jayne Wing, Adjudicator: Dance

Jayne trained at the Drusilla Duffill School of Theatre dance in Sussex, and has been the Principal of the Pirouette Academy... Find out more

Kelly Hopkins, Festival: Dance

Kelly began her training with Susan Amos, later attending The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet School. Kelly... Find out more

Bryan Husband, Adjudicator: Music

Bryan studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He has homes in... Find out more