Our Adjudicators

Barbara Law

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Barbara Law is a recorder player with a keen interest in contemporary repertoire. Often thought of as a retrospective instrument, she has promoted the 21st century recorder to audiences, composers and players throughout her career.

She has over 20 years of experience working with young players at the Purcell School and the Junior Royal Academy of Music and is in demand as a teacher, chamber coach, performer and adjudicator. She is editor of The Recorder Magazine and in 2012 was awarded an honorary ARAM for her promotion of and contribution to the recorder. Recent composition projects include the commissioning of a Recorder Concerto from Graham Fitkin for one player ( 6 different size recorders) and in 2019 she co-launched and ran the SRP Composers Competition for Recorder Quartet, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove.



Orphy Robinson MBE

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Orphy is an award winning multi- Instrumentalist, specialising on tuned Percussion.  Orphy is one of a select UK musicians to have recorded on the legendary USA label Blue Note.

A career spanning more than 30 years, he has won numerous industry awards, including JazzFM’s Live Performance of the Year in 2017.   The past 5 years, he has featured in the top 12 placing in the Critics Poll for ‘Vibraphonist of the Year’ in the award winning jazz magazine Downbeat.  Orphy is regularly invited to perform with internationally acclaimed artists of all genres of music including Nigel Kennedy, Carleen Anderson, Joss Stone, Robert Plant and Courtney Pine.

Orphy currently sits on various Boards including the Ivor’s Academy (formerly known as BASCA), the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He has been a judge for the British Composer Awards and the Ivor Novello Awards.

In 2018, he was awarded an MBE for services to music.

Duncan Chapman

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Duncan Chapman is a composer & sound artist who regularly works with leading music organisations throughout the world.

Recent projects include work at Casa da Música (Porto) ,But where do we get the water?: (London Chamber Orchestra) for orchestra, young players / laptop ensemble;  directing the Fanfare project for young composers (Royal Opera House) and schools projects with the OAE.

Performances with Supriya Nagarajan (Manasamitra) include Lullabies project at the Ultima Festival (Oslo);  the Kamppi “Chapel of Silence” (Helsinki), Harpa concert hall (Reykjavik),Casa da Música (Porto) and a   2019 tour of the UK & Australia.

He is a contributor to courses at De Montfort & York Universities & is has been external examiner  at Aberdeen & Goldsmiths Universities.

Working (with DMU) on the Pan Eu Interfaces project including work at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens & research & workshops in UK schools & colleges.

Current work includes solo pieces/performances exploring drone & field recordings, performances (as Quiet Knot) with Shakuhachi & live electronics & directing projects for the Britten Sinfonia & West Sussex Music. Solo work has been released on the Linear Obsessional & Silent Records labels.