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Adjudicators in 2024 

We are excited to announce the 2024 adjudicators. For the piano section we will have Lynette Morgan, Ann Hoy, Leonard Metcalf and Elizabeth Green. For the string sections we will have Evan Elsley, Michael Bardon and Gina Henery. 

Piano 

Lynette Morgan 

Lynette Morgan studied piano with Raymond Fisher, Nea de Mestre and Nancy Salis.


Her tertiary studies were completed at the University of Sydney, majoring in Music an French, studying under Donald Peat, Doreen Bridges, Eric Gross and Peter Sculthorpe. She has taught piano and theoretical subjects privately for 40 years in Australia and overseas and has experience teaching both class and individual music in government and non-government schools. She has wide experience adjudicating at eisteddfods and music festivals and maintains a high profile as a performer in her role as accompanist and chamber musician. Lyn is in great demand as a consultant and conducts workshops throughout NSW for various music teachers' associations. she is currently an AMEB BOARD Member and Federal Examiner in Practical Subjects as well as a former Federal Examiner in Written subjects

Ann Hoy

Ann Hoy OAM teaches piano and musicianship at her studio in the Southern Highlands. A former high school music teacher, she has almost 50 years of experience as a private piano teacher.


Mrs Hoy served as Director of Music at Calrossy School and as Head of Keyboard Studies at Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, where she was also director of the orchestral program. She had a special interest in training and conducting youth and school orchestras, bands and instrumental ensembles. While at the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium, Mrs Hoy initiated and directed biannual orchestra festivals where commissioned works for youth orchestras by prominent Australian composers were regularly premiered.


In addition to teaching, Mrs Hoy has extensive experience as an accompanist at eisteddfods and at AMEB and HSC examinations.


Mrs Hoy has been acknowledged as a Teacher of Excellence for services to music education. In 1998, she received the AMEB (NSW) Teaching Shield for Piano (Preliminary to Grade 6). In 2012, she received the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to music through her work at the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music.

Leonard Metcalf 

Leonard Metcalf completed his university studies and two piano diploma examinations in Sydney with Lyall Duke. He furthered his studies in Vienna at the Konservatorium, studying vocal accompaniment with David Lutz and solo piano privately with Regina Seidlhofer.


Mr Metcalf performed as a piano accompanist in Vienna and surrounding areas, as well as in Hungary, including with soloists from the Konservatorium and the Children’s Choir of the American International School Vienna. He also participated in a piano masterclass in Finland.
After returning to Australia, Mr Metcalf established a private studio in Mosman. He also teaches at St Aloysius’ College.


Mr Metcalf is an experienced choir conductor and church organist. He continues to instruct and guide young musicians as a teacher and piano accompanist.
 

Elizabeth Green 

Elizabeth Green is an Australian pianist, teacher, and examiner who studied piano, violin and harpsichord at the Juilliard School in New York and the Royal College of Music in London. She has taught piano at the Universities of Sydney, Wollongong and Western Sydney and at the
University of New South Wales, where she is Adjunct Lecturer in Piano. She has an especial affinity with the music of Robert Schumann and of Mozart. She has released several CDs of Australian piano music in the Biodiversity series, and has particular interest in the music of Ross
Edwards and Peter Sculthorpe, both of whom were her teachers.

Strings 

Evan Elsley 

the Sydney and Warsaw Conservatoriums. He has held Director of String positions in England, Australia and teaches at tertiary level. Evan is regularly asked to adjudicate Eisteddfods and conduct workshops. His students have won numerous scholarships, been awarded diplomas, degrees and have entered the profession. As a performer he works as a soloist and ensemble leader. His concert engagements for organizations including the ABC, Musica Viva, Sydney Festival, Conservatoriums and Arts Councils have received critical press acclaim. World premieres include works by major Australasian composers. Recordings have been on EMI, Festival, Larrikin, K Tel labels and his TV credits range through numerous midday and morning shows, ABC Music Specials, soaps, films. He has played in pop videos and commercials for both the local and international markets. 

He has been booked to entertain other musicians and their promotional organisations, which include Elton John, Moscow Ballet, Australian Ballet, Royal Amsterdam, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras

Mr.Elsley  B.A. is an Examiner in String Instruments for the AMEB (NSW).  
 

Michael Bardo

Accelerated into university at age 17, Michael Bardon holds degrees from the Musichochschule Luebeck and Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz in Germany, the University of Newcastle in Australia and gained professional orchestral training as an academy graduate of the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany. His principal teachers include Professors Diethelm Jonas, Nick Deutsch and Anthea Scott-Mitchell, leading to a unique skill set holding Master’s degrees in both cello and oboe performance and an extensive knowledge of repertoire and ensemble playing. He performs as solo, chamber and orchestral musician including engagement in the Essen Philharmonic, Frankfurt Opera, Sinfonietta Baltica, Orchester M18, Sydney Philharmonia, The Orchestra Project and the Willoughby Symphony. An experienced teacher, Michael is dedicated to assisting students to reach their potential and worked in academic leadership as Program Leader of Classical Performance at the Australian Institute of Music from 2017 – 2020, which included guest lecturing at the University of Shanghai. Commencing 2021 he joined the Darwin Symphony as Principal Cellist, performing major symphonic works of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Holst, Brahms and notable Australian music engagement including the demanding solo cello role for Gurrumul’s Bunggul in collaboration with Erkki Veltheim and Veronique Serret, and as cello soloist for the 2022 premiere of the Olive Pink opera by Anne Boyd. Michael is a member of the Arafura Music Collective for whom he recently performed Bach’s third cello suite, and as soloist and director for the Haydn C major cello concerto.

Gina Henery

After completing Year 12 at the Conservatorium High School, Gina Henery studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before moving to London to further her violin studies.


While in the United Kingdom, Mrs Henery was a regular performer with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. She held a full-time first violin position with the English National Ballet. Since returning to Australia in 1998, she has worked with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and is a regular player and director of the Sydney Scoring Orchestra. She has recorded notable movie soundtracks, including Happy Feet, Australia and Mad Max: Fury Road.


For many years, Mrs Henery was a violin teacher and tutor at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. She was also a regular performer and chamber music tutor at the Riverina Summer School for Strings. Mrs Henery tutored the East Lindfield Primary School String Ensemble, which she conducted in numerous competitions.


In addition to her performing and examining commitments, Mrs Henery teaches string students at her private studio in Sydney.

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