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The Main Sponsor for 2003 was Manor House Gallery

Manor House Gallery - main sponsor for 2003 Festival
"Cotswolds art gallery showing original oils & watercolours by contemporary english and scottish painters"
2003 saw an excellent number of 400+ entries in 94 classes. The new folk evening of seven classes was adjudicated by Dave Townsend and enjoyed by all who attended. The opening concert featured Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan (piano). This was a sellout, as were the other concerts by the Adderbury Ensemble with Tom Poster (2000 BBC Young Musician winner), and the Oxfordshire Youth Percussion Ensemble. The final concert was adjudicated by Keith Allen who also presented three of the awards (see below). Click here for information about 2003 adjudicators, and history for information about previous years.

Festival Award Winners 2003:

President's Cup: Josh Ridley ('cello)
Wychwood Trophy: Camilla Harrison (piano)
Rotary Club Cup: Ruairi Garuey (treble recorder)
Padawa Award: Dominique Edwards (piano)

Keith Allen and Martin Jarett present the awards


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Adjudicators for 2003:

Keith Allen is Consultant Editor for Faber Music, Musical Director of Birmingham Symphonic Winds, and Administrator of the National Conert Band Festival. Margaret Cable is Professor of Singing at the Royal College of Music where she was head of Vocal Studies for five years. She is Warden of the Solo Performers Section of the ISM.
Janet Coxwell is a member of the Tallis Scholars and has toured the Far East, Australia and the USA. She teaches singing at Cheam Shool and is Musical Director of The Cecilia Consort. Ruth Gerald was Head of Keyboard Studies firstly at Birmingham Conservatoire, and later at the Royal College of Music where she has been a Professor of Piano for thirty years.
Rupert Jeffcoat read music at St Catharine's College Cambridge where he was also Organ Scholar. He is currently Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral. June Lancelyn Green has travelled worldwide adjudicating Speech & Drama Festivals. She was Head of Drama at Wirral Grammar School and an examiner for 'O' level and the ESB.
Simon Lole was a chorister and Organ Scholar at St Paul's Cathedral, master of Music at Sheffield Cathedral, and is Director of Music and Master of the Choristers at Salisbury Cathedral. Tim Ridley studied Organ, church music and percussion at the Royal Academy of Music before furthering his interests in rock and jazz. He is currently Head of Music Technology at Marlborough College.
Viviane Ronchetti is the Musical Director of the National ISC's Strings Academy (an orchestra for young string players) and a member of the Park Lane Sextet and the Guarnerius String Quartet. Gary Ryan is Professor of Guitar at the Royal College of Music and Pricipal Guitar Examiner at the Guildhall School of Music. He is also a member of the Tetra Guitar Quartet.
Dave Townsend performs both traditional and classical music. Creator of the Mellstock Band, he was a also a founder of the West Gallery Music Association and composes new music in the west gallery style. He has work in theatre and television. Guy Woolfenden is the President of the ISM. A composer, conductor and lecturer, he was formerly Head of Music at the Royal Shakespeare Company for which he composed 150 scores.

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