Adjudicators 2014

Arun Young Musicians aims to bring together talented young people from the local area with professional, experienced musicians who can provide valuable support and advice on performance and music more generally. Each year we select adjudicators for our festival who can offer precise and detailed feedback on performance alongside praise and commendation for success and achievement, with positive encouragement for further areas of growth and improvement.

In 2014 we are really excited to welcome three brand new and highly experienced adjudicators to The Festival.

Kay Tucker (Classes 1st/2nd Nov)

Kay Tucker was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and began studies on the cello at the age of 12, continuing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
She combines teaching with performing in a piano trio & string quartet and is in much demand as an Adjudicator throughout the UK, having worked at well over 100 festivals including the National Festival of Music for Youth.

Her teaching experience has covered all age ranges and abilities and her particular passion for teaching beginners led her to develop an early years cello & general musicianship system, ‘Cellobabies’ which along, with a version for violin and viola, is rapidly attracting support & interest throughout the UK and abroad. ‘Stringbabies’ (the umbrella name for this approach) is now being delivered with great success in Surrey Arts, Music for Bedford Borough, Hackney Music Service and Music Cornwall. This work has led to Kay being invited to give seminars and training to teachers all over the UK and Kay is now working on adaptations for Double Bass, Piano, Recorder and Flute, the latter two with colleagues.
Stringbabies has been shortlisted twice for the Rhinegold Music Teacher Awards for Excellence and is currently involved in four of the new music hubs – Hackney, Surrey, West Sussex and Cornwall.

Over recent years, Kay has worked as a consultant to Trinity Guildhall, having selected and co-selected repertoire for graded exams and diplomas.
Kay became an Adjudicator Member of the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1997 and undertook the Post-graduate Certificate in Adjudication in 1999/2000.


Terence Allbright (Gala Concert 16th Nov)

AllbrightTerence Allbright was born in Northampton where he taught himself to play the piano and to compose. He became a teenage organist, then studied piano and composition in London and at Cambridge.

His solo performances include repertoire from the 16th century to the present, and he has performed in Mexico and Paris, all over South-East-Asia, and even in The Long Room at Lord’s, with mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, with baritone Stephen Roberts, and with Chinese soprano Violet Chang. Terence is very fortunate in his song recital partners who also include sopranos Dame Felicity Lott, Jacquelyn Fugelle and Jane Manning OBE, mezzo Susan Legg, tenors Andrew Wicks and Neil Jenkins, and baritones Giles White and Michael Pearce. He has given many programmes of words and music – especially with actor-readers Gabriel Woolf, Susan Jameson and Simon Brett; and a favourite partner for many years was the late Jill Balcon.

Terence has twice performed all 53 pieces in Raynaldo Hahn’s Le Rossignol Eperdu – a feat which the Reynaldo Hahn Association director called “a marathon and a world first”; and a recent review of his recording, with Stephen Roberts, of Somervell’s Maud cycle declared “Allbright’s pianism is superb throughout”.

He has given many concert of chamber music, especially with strings – most recently working with violinist Sebastian Mueller.

Among his early compositions are about 50 scores for BBC Radio Drama, and recent works include Grave & Harmonious Music for string orchestra, ….isms for piano, and a Trio for violin, cello and piano.

Adrian Goss (Vocal classes 7th November)

Adrian Goss
Adrian Goss graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied piano and clarinet, and is also a graduate in composition from the University of Durham. Adrian subsequently commenced vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Arthur Reckless and later with Ian Partridge CBE and Sir Peter Pears CBE. He currently studies with Paul Farrington, vocal consultant with the Royal Opera.

He made his London debut as a soloist at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1985, subsequently working widely in Britain as a concert singer working with many leading orchestras and appearing at festivals in concert halls and cathedrals, including extensive work with many choral societies and as a recitalist, including recordings and broadcasts, recognised by the award of the ARAM in 1999.

Adrian Goss is an Adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals with twenty six years’ experience in this field at both national and local level (including the National Festival of Music for Youth). An elected Member and Chair of the Adjudicators’ Council, representing the interests of music, dance and speech adjudicators, he is jointly responsible for the assessment and selection of potential new adjudicators to BIFF.

A Director of Music at two independent senior schools, Director of the Kent Music Academy for the gifted, Examiner for grades and diplomas for fifteen years, vocal teacher to diploma level, he currently teaches at Brighton College, Cranleigh and also privately. In addition to his successful solo singing career, Adrian directs workshops and master classes for singers and speakers at summer schools.