Adjudicators 2023/2024

He has written widely about performance practice (Early Music, The Strad, CUP), and served as a juror twice at the Leipzig Bach Competition and for the Eurovision Young Musician. 

He now focuses on conducting and teaching, and has conducted groups including the Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the European Union Youth Orchestra, and is artistic director of St Endellion Easter Festival. In 2016 he was appointed Professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  

His piano students have graduated from the top music institutions in the UK, including the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Iwan was the Artistic Director of the 2016 and 2021 Wales International Piano Festivals. He has been the recipient of several awards and honours, including the Sir Geraint Evans Award in recognition of his significant contribution to Welsh music. Iwan is a Steinway Artist and is Director of Music Performance at Bangor University.

In 2014 she was appointed principal bass clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to freelance alongside her position (also on clarinet) with other orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia of London, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and London Sinfonietta.  

Her performance work also includes recording for film and television, as well as chamber ensembles including the London Winds ensemble.

Alongside her performance career Katy is also involved in education work and has also coached wind ensembles at both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. She has also given masterclasses and adjudicated recitals at the Royal Academy of Music where she was made an Associate in light of her musical achievements in 2015.