Adjudicators

We are looking forward to welcoming the following adjudicators to the Festival in 2021:


Saturday 13th November, 2021

Instrumental & Ensemble Classes

Luan Shaw MEd MA PgDip BA(Hons) ABSM(P) ABSM(T) PgCLTHE PgCRP HonRBC SFHEA

Vocal Classes

Gaynor Keeble


Saturday 20th November, 2021

Piano Classes

Deborah Balding-Brittain

Vocal & Choral Classes

Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT;ABRSM

Soprano soloist, choral conductor and voice teacher; Elizabeth began singing lessons with Betty Middleton when she was eleven years old, and quickly established herself on the Festivals circuit in the North of England, winning many prizes in the process. At eighteen she went to the Guildhall School of Music, where she studied with Joyce Newton and Anna Berenska, spending a year on the Opera Course there. Whilst at the Guildhall she won the English Song Prize; was a semi- finalist in the Susan Longfield Award and gained several scholarships for further study. On leaving the Guildhall, she studied with Erich Vertheer and John Kitchener. Using her maiden name (Watson), Elizabeth’s singing career took her all over England, France and Eire, before she decided to concentrate on her teaching career. She now teaches at a highly respected girls’ school in Oxford, as well as maintaining a thriving private practice at home and she is an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals.