2018 Festival Adjudicators

Steven Roberts – Vocal / Choral

Steven is Conductor and Music Director of Altrincham Choral Society, Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir, Honley Male Voice Choir and Sing & Discover. He is a mentor for Music for Youth and a member of ABCD. He has previously held the post of Head of Performing Arts and Music at Barnsley College. He is in demand as a choral and vocal specialist, but also studied piano and brass. He has a wide knowledge of musical theatre, but also conducts orchestras, symphonic wind bands, brass bands and in a variety of settings. Steven is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, currently serving as the Federation’s Chairman, and is a member of The Lords Taverners.

Jacquelyn Fugelle – Vocal / Choral

Jacquelyn Fugelle studied at the Guildhall School of Music and in Rome and Vienna. She was a prize winner in the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Competition and was also awarded the Royal Society of Arts Decca Prize and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal. She has performed lead roles for the major opera houses including the Royal Opera and sings in recital and oratorio at major concert venues, music clubs and choral societies both here and abroad. She has given over sixty recitals for the BBC. She also performs music theatre with her daughter West End performer Abigail Jaye, who together with Owen Woodgate manage Magnetic Theatre Ltd. Alongside her work as an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, Jacquelyn has a busy singing teaching practice and presents singing workshops and master classes in the UK and in Spain where she has a second home. She is a regular tutor at the Ardingly Interntional Music School (AIMS). She is President of the Portsmouth Chorus. Jacquelyn is also the Director of Chocolate Box Opera and Concerts.

Eva Maria Doroszkowska – Piano

Eva Maria won a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Northern College of Music. With awards from the Countess of Munster and government scholarships also studied under the renowned Jasinski in Poland and took soloist diplomas in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. She enjoys a busy soloist and chamber performing career and she has appeared on television and radio. She worked with the late Gorecki and Per Norgard and premiered their works as well as being well known for her Chopin interpretations. She also has a regular piano and clarinet duo. She has given master classes and workshops, teaches both classical and jazz piano and adjudicates for The British and International Federation of Festivals. She has taught at the Junior Royal Academy for the last 12 years.

Lorraine Deacon – Strings

Lorraine studied cello and chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music, and whilst there won the Manson Prize for the Performance of Contemporary Music. Her performing career has ranged from West End theatre to the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and she can be heard playing the haunting cello solo on Katie Melua’s beautiful cover of ‘Turn to Tell’. Concerto performances include those of Elgar and Walton and Lorraine is a member of the Perseus Ensemble which gives regular recitals of chamber music in Berkshire. Lorraine has a busy private teaching practice and also teaches the cello at Wellington College alongside her work as an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.

Asian Music – TBC

Luan Shaw – Woodwind, Groups & Schools

Luan has been an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals since 2001 (woodwind and generalist). An alumna of Birmingham Conservatoire (1990-1994) Luan was awarded honorary membership (HonBC) in 2001, soon after completing an MA in Psychology for Musicians at the University of Sheffield. Luan’s portfolio career has included regular engagements with CBSO and Longborough Festival Opera, chamber music broadcasts on BBC radio, concerto appearances, over 25 years teaching experience at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School, music services and independent schools (including a Head of Music position), delivering hundreds of interactive workshops for Live Music Now, Music in Hospitals, Lost Chord (dementia), early years settings, primary and special schools, training children’s choirs and moderating for AQA. Alongside adjudicating, Luan is a Diploma examiner for ABRSM and co-principal clarinet with Orchestra of the Swan. Luan is also Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire where her roles are Head of Pedagogy and Community Engagement, APD Professional Performance Course Director and Assistant Director of Postgraduate Studies. She was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Katrina Mulvihill – Speech & Drama

Katrina Mulvihill studied at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and feels privileged to have been part of the unique three year Actor/Teacher Course. Having Graduated with Honours, she won a Scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and went on to study Opera, Musical Theatre, Acting and Piano for a further two years. Katrina, as professional Soloist and Principle, has appeared at many prestigious venues over the years performing in Plays, Operas, Recitals and Concerts at The Drury Lane Theatre, The Shaw Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, The Purcell Room and the QEH. She is an experienced Director, as well as performer, and has enjoyed producing plays, concerts and shows with adults through to young children in a variety of styles ranging from Pantomime and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Light Operettas through to Shakespeare and Grand Opera. A longstanding member of LAMDA’s Examining Board, for over 30 years, she has also regularly lectured and given Master classes for LAMDA and other multiple agencies in Mime, Improvisation, Acting, Voice Production and Musical Theatre to name but a few. Katrina is Headteacher of a large Independent School and Nursery in Gidea Park, Essex and an Adjudicator with the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Ann Bauer – Speech & Drama

Ann has spent her working life in education teaching in secondary and primary schools, theatres, university and therapy teams, as well as examining drama and theatre studies. Ann ran her own drama school for many years, and has now returned to mainstream education and research. Ann trained to teach under John Hodgson at Bretton Hall, his major influence was the importance of improvisation. Ann continues to be an enthusiastic teacher of improvisation for developing all performance skills. She believes strongly in the inclusive power of drama, that it offers confidence building, team work, and the discipline of controlling body, voice – and nerves. Combining that with her love of the written word, her first degree was English; she counts herself lucky to spend her life talking about what she loves. Currently Ann combines her teaching with doctoral research into teaching maths to young people with complex special needs. Ann is also a specialist teacher for these needs in mainstream schools as well as an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. Drama skills are never far away in her teaching strategies. In her spare time Ann still attends ballet and tap classes, a lifelong passion, and enjoys theatre going and precious time with her family.

Rebecca Vines – Speech & Drama

Rebecca trained as a journalist at Cardiff University – during which time she wrote a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper – before moving to London to study with The Actors Company. Appointed Head of Speech & Drama at Dean Close School (Cheltenham) in 2003, her pupils have been offered training places at all the major UK acting schools, worked for the BBC, Channel 4, RSC and Working Title. She is the Founder of Close Up Theatre – which has won the elite Sell-Out Status for nine years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – and Artistic Director for No Prophet Theatre, as well as an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.