Adjudicators 2020

Philippa Topham

Philippa Topham

Philippa Topham studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, including masterclasses with Perlemuter, Vasary and Glock.  She has performed as a soloist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and accompanist throughout Europe and the Middle East, promoted by Yehudi Menuhin’s ‘Live…

Simon Clarkson BMus (Edin) FRCO ARCM

Simon was born in Lancashire and attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Blackburn. He was awarded an Entrance Scholarship to read for a degree in Music at Edinburgh University, where he studied with the composers Kenneth Leighton and Edward Harper, and…

Philip Pooley M.A. Oxon

Philip started his musical education as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral under Barry Rose. Having attended Marlborough College as a Music Scholar, he was awarded a Choral Scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford, where he sang under the direction of…