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Adjudicator: Michael Young BA Mmus ARCM

Michael studied piano with Lilian Niblette and David Parkhouse, and composition with Charles Hutchings, reading music at Reading University , UEA and RCM. He is currently Professor of Piano at RWCMD and was previously Head of Keyboard at Wells Cathedral School.

Michael has performed widely as solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist in UK, USA, Germany etc. broadcasting on radio, and has made a special study of the works of Korngold.

He has taught piano at RAM, RCM, TCM, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Universities of Cambridge, UEA and Liverpool and given masterclasses and lectured in numerous countries.

Michael has been an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals for nearly 20 years, and has adjudicated at numerous festivals, including two visits to Hong Kong. He has been an ABRSM examiner for over 35 years, visiting over 20 countries, and is a member of diploma, jazz and presenter panels.