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Including the Spoken Word

18th to 23rd March 2019

Truro Methodist Church



Bee-Husband-e1537434294563-100x100.jpgBryan studied singing and piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Having performed for some years in continental and UK opera houses, concert halls, and music theatre, he now divides his time between London and Worcester.
Having spent some years as Head of Singing at Guildford School of Acting, he now teaches at Trinity Laban, London, runs a private teaching practice, gives workshops and masterclasses (‘belting’ to audition techniques), performs, adjudicates, examines for a music board, and also works as a ski instructor! Performances include tv and radio broadcasts, opera, oratorio and recital.
In 2005, Bryan was selected as a BIFF (British and International Federation of Festivals) Adjudicator. Adjudication has taken him all over the world, including Hong Kong three times, Gibraltar, and Trinidad and Tobago, and all around the UK and Ireland, including festivals in Oswestry, Burnley and Kettering so far in 2019 – and now Cornwall! In 2012, Bryan was invited to become a music examiner: his most recent examining work was in New Zealand, India and Sri Lanka, and around the UK. His hobbies include all theatre, gardening, skiing and walking. Bryan is delighted to be at the Cornwall Music Festival, especially as he grew up in Somerset, and visited the Isles of Scilly regularly, thereby frequently travelling through, and stopping in, the county.


Liz-Childs-Photo-100x100.jpgElizabeth began studying the piano at the age of 7 years and began flute when she was 10 , having studied both descantand treble recorder seriously beforehand. Prior to gaining a place at The Royal Academy of Music in London, Liz played with both the British Youth Wind Orchestra & the British Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as with many other provincial Orchestras giving her the opportunity to work with many famous conductors & soloists. Whilst at the RAM, Liz studiedflute with Gareth Morris and piano with Graeme Humphrey. During this time, she played with many orchestras but alsodeveloped a keen interest in music education.
Following the RAM Liz pursued a varied musical career. Now married, Liz moved to Scotland for her husband to take up a cathedral organist post and she continued to pursue a varied teaching and performing career. In 1994 she moved backed south and by this time was a mother to 3 children. Liz became an Adjudicator for BIFF in 2005 and this work has taken her to many parts of the UK as well as Hong Kong & Sri Lanka. Liz feels it’s a huge responsibility and a real privilege to be an Adjudicator and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the work believing that learning to ‘perform’benefits all aspects of a child’s education helping them to gain in self belief and confidence as well as discovering thepositive power of communication. There are many life skills embraced by performing in a Festival and Liz is equallyinspired by Adults performing too. Currently Liz is very much involved with teaching flute, piano and ensemble work at Beechwood Park School, Markyate, Hertfordshire, as well as teaching flute at Francis College in Letchworth, Herts.In 2013 Liz formed the Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy to which her award winning Flute Ensemble belongs. She is also Flautist in Quintessimo (Wind Quintet) and in any spare time enjoys spending time in her garden at the foot of the Barton hills in Bedfordshire. She wishes everyone well in their preparations and is thoroughly looking forward to hearing everyone perform in 2019.



Janine-Diamond-100x100.jpgJanine participated in her first festival at the age of five and, prior to her professional training, she was a committed member of the amateur theatre scene.
Janine trained at the Arts Educational School, London, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. She completed an MA in Performance Research at the University of Bristol and is currently undertaking a PhD as the recipient of a Joint University of Bristol and University of Exeter Doctoral Studentship.
As a teacher and freelance performance coach with over 15 years’ experience, Janine has taught students whose ageshave ranged from two to seventy-five and continues to enjoy leading drama, musical theatre and dance workshopsand master classes in vocational, academic and cooperate environments. As a professional performer, voiceover artist and choreographer, she has toured nationally and performed in London’s West End. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA); TaPRA (The Theatre and Performance Research Association); and the Society of Theatre Research (STR).
Janine is an Adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals. She is delighted to beadjudicating at the Cornwall Music Festival for the first time.


Jan yw kernewegores freth wosa dalleth yn klass Lyskerrys yn 1999. Hi a sewenas yn Apposyans 4a gradh yn 2004 hag a dheuth ha bos Bardhes Gorsedh Kernow y’n keth bledhen. Hi a wra dyski Kernewek dhe bagasow yn Lostwithiel, Essa ha Kelliwik, hag yw esel bagas treylyans Keskowethyans an Taves Kernewek.
Wosa studhya yn Pow Frynk, hi a oberi yn Marhasans ha Gwerthow, ow kul devnyth a’y yethow dre bareusi labelyow diwyethek rag Mary Quant Cosmetics ha dre dreylya. Seweni a wrug yn Testskrif yn Adhyskans dhe Gollji Kernow yn 2008 ha lemmyn studhyores yw gans an Bennskol Igor, le may sewenas y’n steus Kembrek rag Dallethoryon.
Jan is a fluent Cornish speaker, having studied in the Liskeard class. She passed the 4th Grade Exam in 2004 and became a Bard in the same year. She teaches Cornish in Lostwithiel, Saltash and Callington and is a member of the Cornish Language Partnership’s translators’ group.
After studying in France, she worked in Marketing and Sales, using her languages in developing bilingual labelling for Mary Quant Cosmetics and through translating. She passed the Certificate in Education at Cornwall College in 2008, and is currently a student with the Open University, where she has studied the Welsh for Beginners module.


Hilary Keam, a retired primary school teacher, was born and bred in Cornwall, and is fiercely proud of her Cornish heritage.For the past forty years she has been writing and performing her own Cornish dialect poems and was in constant demand to entertain at churches, chapels, Old Cornwall Societies, WI meetings and senior citizens groups. These engagements provided the opportunity for her to support various Cornish charities with donations she received in lieu of fees.
As well as performing in Cornwall she has entertained at both the Sydney and Adelaide Cornish Associations. It was a very proud occasion for her when she was initiated as a Bard at the 2010 Cornish Gorsedh. She has been a volunteer helper at the Cornwall Music Festival for the past 11 years and feels honoured to be invited to adjudicate the Cornish Dialect class again this year.