TIMOTHY WAYNE-WRIGHTINSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (GROUPS) ADJUDICATOR
As a countertenor, Tim began studying for his music degree at Goldsmith’s College,University of London in 2001, after which he was fortunate enough to be offered a Vocal Scholarship to study for a Postgraduate Diploma at Trinity College of Music. During this time, Tim became a Choral Scholar at The Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, alongside regular work with many of the UK’s finest choral ensembles. He also performed at various places of worship such as the Brompton Oratory and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
In 2006, he successfully auditioned for the prestigious position of Alto Lay Clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. After just two years here, Tim was invited to audition for The King’s Singers and was part of this wonderful ensemble for ten happy years. Highlights included trips to Australia, New Zealand and South America, with performances in the Royal Albert Hall, The Musikverein and the Sydney Opera House. He was also fortunate enough to teach over 500 masterclasses, workshops and summer schools as a member of The King’s Singers, imparting ensemble skills and techniques to choirs all over the world.
Apart from all things choral, Tim is a keen pianist and clarinettist. He has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to adjudicate both keyboard and woodwind competitions across Europe and further afield.
LINDY TENNENT-BROWNPIANOFORTE ADJUDICATOR AND JUNIOR VOCAL SECTION OFFICIAL ACCOMPANIST
As a Britten-Pears Scholar, Lindy was mentored by the great accompanists, Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles, and was the only pianist invited to become an inaugural Wigmore Young Artist. She made her début at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall in 2004 accompanying Ann Murray, DBE, and has become one of the leading collaborative pianists of her generation. Lindy has taught piano and music theory privately throughout her performing career, and was a principal study piano tutor at Trinity School (London’s only all-Steinway school) and Trinity Music Academy in south London.
Lindy also works as a vocal coach and répétiteur, and was frequently engaged as music staff by The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, by English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Productions, Aldeburgh Productions, and Opera Holland Park, among others.
Lindy has also worked as a specialist keyboard player, workshop, and rehearsal pianist for more than twenty West End musicals, including Cats, Mary Poppins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ghost, Shrek, and Miss Saigon. She played keyboards for Oliver! at Grange Park Opera in 2016, starring Simon Keenlyside as Fagin.
As a music director, Lindy specialises in contemporary opera and theatre. After many years working with composers and writers on the development of new opera for ROH2, she was the founding music director of EXPOSURE, a series of new opera cabaret ‘scratch-nights’ at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Lindy was music director for the critically-acclaimed 2015 production of BAKKHAI at the Almeida Theatre, with new music by Orlando Gough, directed by James Macdonald, and starring Ben Wishaw and Bertie Carvel. Lindy returned to New Zealand in 2020 with her two young daughters, and now lives in Clevedon, south-east of Auckland. She is in demand as a vocal coach, teacher of advanced pianists, and as an adjudicator for both piano and voice competitions.
CHALIUM POPPYJUNIOR AND SENIOR VOCAL ADJUDICATOR
In 2009, Chalium relocated to Mt. Maunganui where he works as a full-time musician. During his short time in New Zealand, Chalium has appeared as a guest soloist with the Tauranga Civic Choir, Hamilton’s Cantando and Civic Choirs, City of Dunedin Choir, Rotorua Civic Choir, The Bay of Islands Singers, Auckland’s Handel Consort & Quire, Viva Voce, The Graduate Choir, The South Auckland Choral Society, as well as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, The Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra, the Bay of Plenty Sinfonia, the Southern Symphonia of Dunedin, and Opus Orchestra. He is currently the Organist & Choirmaster for the Anglican Parish of Mt. Maunganui. He founded the Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s which sings sacred choral music spanning from the Renaissance to the 21st Century weekly for Choral Eucharist and monthly for Choral Evensong. He is also the founding Artistic and Musical Director of the Scholars Baroque Aotearoa – a chamber choir dedicated to informed performances of early music with an emphasis on stylistic excellence.
FIONA FERENS will adjudicate the Vocal Groups Section in August.
VICTORIA JONESACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTAL ADJUDICATOR
Victoria is currently co-artistic director of the Martinborough Music Festival. During her career, Victoria played in many chamber music ensembles, in the World Philharmonic in Paris in 2006, and in the Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble in 2015, and attended many masterclasses and workshops in Europe, Canada and the USA. She taught bass for many years at VUW/NZSM, and co-organised successful double bass camps at Hau Ariki Marae.
SHERYL KRISSANSENTAP AND TROUPES ADJUDICATOR
PHILLIPA PIDGEONBALLET ADJUDICATOR
JOSEPHINE CARPENTERSPEECH AND DRAMA ADJUDICATOR
Josephine Carpenter has over forty years’ experience as a teacher of speech, drama, public speaking and theatre arts. She currently teaches in two Hawkes Bay schools as well as working as an examiner for Speech NZ. Josephine also works with Cognition, an education provider, to build oral language capability in primary schools.