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2024 Adjudicators


Each year the Eisteddfod engages adjudicators with outstanding qualifications and vast experience in their chosen disciplines. This ensures that all competitors benefit from the professional and constructive evaluation provided. We welcome and recognise the knowledge, skills and experience of our 2024 adjudicators:

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Diane Blaas

A member of the Australian Dance Adjudicators Association and Illawarra Adjudicators Association, Diane is an experienced dance teacher and adjudicator. As a young performer Diane performed with the Australian Opera, on television and in musical shows in clubs. She is a Life member/ Registered  teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance; a registered teacher and member of Ballet Australasia Ltd, and a member of the National Dancing Association of Australia. 

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Grace Kim

A Winston Churchill Fellow, Grace Kim is a Sydney-based concert pianist, artistic director and music educator with close connections with the neurodivergent community. From performances, academic research, to piano teaching, Grace’s classical music projects all reflect her main goal: to bring music of the highest quality into the lives of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

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Merry Dickins

Merry’s studies culminated in a Licentiate in Drama and Performance (Teacher). She has taught hundreds of school students and supported them through eisteddfods over many years. Merry takes particular delight and satisfaction seeing her students develop their skills and confidence in public speaking and performing. She has adjudicated in Sri Lanka, Warnambool, Alice Springs, and Burnie and City of Clarence in Tasmania.


Peter Coleman-Wright

Peter Coleman-Wright AO, an Australian baritone, is considered one of the most versatile singers in the world today, equally home in opera, concert and recital. His extensive and varied repertoire has taken him to many of the worlds greatest Opera Companies and Concert Halls. 


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Nick Rheinberger

Nick Rheinberger is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers, regularly performing solo, with a swinging blues band, in front of kids, as an MC, a poet, an actor and a comedian. He is probably best known as Illawarra Mornings presenter on ABC Illawarra radio.

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Janet Morris

Janet is an Illawarra local who has sung in choirs and opera choruses both in Australia and in Europe. Her career as teacher of French and German has led to numerous overseas opportunities. She thinks that singing in a choir is the best way to make friends, learn a new language and become familiar with a culture. It also teaches vocal and concentration skills, as well as, most importantly,  engendering a love of music. Janet currently conducts the Dutch Australian Choir and sings in the Illawarra Choral Society. 

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