Adjudicator & Accompanist Directory

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Marcia Carr, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Marcia trained at Royal Holloway University of London where she returned to start her PhD. She trained in music, dance and... Find out more

Carol Lamont, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Since training at the Royal Academy of Music, Carol has taught Speech and Drama both in schools and privately. She has been... 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

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

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

David Hoult, Adjudicator: Music

Professor David Hoult has been an adjudicator member of the Federation for over forty years. He studied at Manchester... Find out more

Benjamin Costello, Adjudicator: Music

Ben is a freelance musical director, artistic director, adjudicator, singing coach and accompanist, working internationally... Find out more

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

Yasmin Taylor, Adjudicator: Dance

Yasmin trained at the Royal Ballet School, graduating with a special prize from Dame Ninette de Valois, and went on to study... Find out more

Angela Zanders, Adjudicator: Music

Angela was born in London and started piano lessons with her father, New Zealand pianist, Douglas Zanders. She went on to... Find out more

Joan Foster, Adjudicator: Music

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

Patricia Snowdon, Adjudicator: Dance

Patricia was trained at the London College of Dance and Drama, having previously been an Imperial Ballet scholar. She then... Find out more

Stewart, Accompanist

As a Federation accompanist Stewart works annually at the Alderley Edge, Crosby, Hazel Grove, Heaton Mersey and Southport... 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

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

John Hester, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

John trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and began work as an actor in 1979. He has also been a speech and... 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

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

Christopher Marlow, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Dr Chris Marlow trained at the universities of Manchester and Oxford, winning as an undergraduate The John Osborne Award. A... 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

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

Gaynor Keeble, Adjudicator: Music

Mezzo Soprano, Gaynor won scholarships to the University of Warwick and Royal Academy of Music. She combines a busy... Find out more

Jill Redford-Spencer, Adjudicator: Dance

Jill was Arts Awards Ballet champion at the age of twelve and went on to train at the Bird College of Performing Arts,... 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

Malcolm Green, Adjudicator: Music

Malcolm studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won many prizes as well as a First Class degree and the... Find out more