|Section Secretary:||Seamus Singh|
|Junior Vocal Date:||16 March 2013|
|Adult Vocal Date:||23 March 2013|
|Venue:||St Peter’s Church, , Henleaze, BRISTOL, BS9 3AW|
Adjudicators For 2013
Julia Dewhurst FTCL ARCM PGCA CERT ED FRSA
Julia Dewhurst's performing career has encompassed opera, concert and recital repertoire from Early Music to first performances of contemporary works. As a young student she began her singing studies with Gwen Catley, gaining diplomas from the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music and latterly studied extensively with Heather Harper.
s a concert singer she has broadcast for BBC TV and Radio and has appeared in many of the country's leading concert venues. Abroad, she has undertaken engagements in Germany, France, Spain, Holland, the Middle East and the Seychelles where she gave concerts and masterclasses in the Seychelles Festival of Classical Music.
On the opera stage she has appeared with the Royal Opera, ENO, Kent Opera, English Touring Opera, Pavilion Opera, European Chamber Opera, Opera East, London Opera Players and The Garden Opera Company. Her roles have included Susanna and the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), Queen of the Night, Pamina and First Lady (The Magic Flute), Gilda (Rigoletto), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Micaela (Carmen), Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Constanza (Die Entfuhrung), Norina (Don Pasquale), Loelia in the premiere of Donald Swann's comic opera The Man with the Thousand Faces, and many of the Gilbert & Sullivan soprano roles.
Julia has extensive teaching experience across the entire age range. She was for many years a visiting singing specialist in a London primary school working at Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 levels and leading voice care workshops for teachers. She has been a much sought after adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals for more than 14 years.
Bryan Husband GRSM AWCMD
Life as a singer, actor, teacher, adjudicator and ski instructor is what keeps Bryan challenged, solvent, and amused. He has performed in the West End and in Opera Houses around the UK and abroad, and made many appearances on tv, radio, and recordings. He is a tenor amongst tenors, having sung with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Roberto Alagna and Josh Groban, to namedrop a few.
Bryan trained at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. Recent performances have been in Bordeaux, Cyprus, Guildford, and, for Bryanâs Irish debut, at the Allihies Music Festival. Adjudication has taken him to Hong Kong and all over the UK, most recently to Festivals in Weymouth, Medway, the Isle of Man, Leamington Spa, Southend, and Inverness. Bryan is also a music examiner.
After some years spent performing abroad Bryan moved to Guildford, where he held for some years the posts of Head of Singing at Guildford School of Acting, and Lay-Clerk at Guildford Cathedral. He now works as a freelance performer, tutor, examiner and adjudicator. Bryan now lives in a remote village in County Cork, Republic of Ireland (not much skiing there), where he runs courses, teaches, and performs in a variety of styles and venues. Bryan is delighted to be at the Bristol Festival for the first time, and is looking forward to hearing, and working with, singers here
Dr Vivien Pike Hon.M.Mus, GRSM, ARMCM, LGSM, FRSA.
Vivien studied music at the Royal Manchester/Royal Northern College of Music after previously studying medical sciences. She graduated with teaching and performing diplomas and a silver medal.
Vivien has wide experience as a recitalist and soprano soloist with many choral societies. She has sung in choirs from the age of 7 and is a former member of the BBC Northern Singers. She is vocal coach for several choral societies.
Over the years as a peripatetic teacher of singing in Yorkshire, she has taught hundreds of young singers, one of the first being Lesley Garrett. Her choirs have won many prizes in national and international competitions and have enjoyed tours to Italy, Germany, Ireland, Australia (representing UK at the first Melbourne International Choral Festival), Canada and USA, Finland and Estonia. Her female choir celebrated 30 years of high standard singing in 2009.
Vivien is in great demand for solo singing and choral workshops and has worked with singers in Sweden, Latvia, Ireland, New Zealand and Estonia. She has lectured in Latvia and Slovenia and recently as a visiting professor at the Estonian Academy of Music. Her international jury work includes the World Choir Games in Linz and Graz, festivals in Malta, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Jersey and is currently the UK representative on the World Choir Council. She is an external examiner of singing at degree level and a visiting lecturer/examiner in choral conducting at Huddersfield University. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University in 2006 for her work with singers nationally and internationally and is a Churchill Fellow, researching the Cultural Influences on Voice Development in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. She has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.