Yvonne Patrick - Vocal
Yvonne Patrick began her professional career with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company before joining Glyndebourne Festival Opera, debuting as Despina in Così fan tutte. She has since performed soprano roles for several other renowned operatic companies, including Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera Brava, and the Carl Rosa Opera Company. Her wider résumé includes soloing in Gilbert & Sullivan for The Savoy Company in Philadelphia, in Mozart’s Requiem at Nairobi Cathedral, and on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night.
In addition to her private practice, Yvonne teaches at Chichester University and at Lancing College.
Rosanna Whitfield - Woodwind & Brass
Rosanna Whitfield is an experienced musical performer, distinguished teacher and presenter, and dedicated campaigner for music in education. She is currently Head of Junior Guildhall at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and was previously Director of Music at Whitgift School in Croydon. At Whitgift School, she was a prolific producer of musical educational projects, including interactive concerts and masterclasses for primary school pupils, and co-developed the Whitgift International Music Competition, first held in 2013.
As a widely-travelled BIFF adjudicator, Rosanna has forged enduring links with specialist music schools in several countries in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Far East.
Nancy Litten - Strings & Piano
A multiple prize-winning student of the Royal Academic of Music, Nancy Litten is a solo and orchestral violinist, pianist and piano accompanist, choir director and youth ensembles coach, and acclaimed published teacher of strings, piano, singing, and electronic keyboard. Her publications include rearrangements of Viennese favourites for piano-violin-cello trio, original solos for piano, series of tutors for violin and for keyboard, and three titles supporting singers and accompanists together.
Nancy is an international ABRSM examiner of 25 years, an advisor to both ABRSM and Trinity College London, and has contributed many exam pieces. She serves on the Adjudicators’ Council of BIFF as one of two representatives for music.