Susan M. Wilkinson,
Musical Director-since 2008
Susan graduated in pianoforte and voice from the Royal Manchester College of Music (now called the Royal Northern).
She was appointed the Musical Director of Gledholt MVC in 2009 and is also the Musical Director of the award winning Huddersfield Choral Society Junior Choirs with whom she has worked in one capacity or another since their inception in1986.
On the concert platform Susan is well known locally as a soloist and as an accompanist for solo singers and instrumentalists. She continues to teach pianoforte and voice as she has done throughout her professional career. Susan is a member of the Association of British Choral Directors. She worked as a moderator and examiner for a number of music examination boards and has conducted a variety of musical ensembles over the years, including bands, orchestras and choirs.
Susan has a long history of working in education, having been a teacher, then music adviser to a local education authority. Since then she has worked nationally as an Ofsted Trainer and Inspector, Adviser to Headteachers; and Assessor of Graduate Teachers both from the UK and from Overseas.
Jane Robertson, Accompanist
Jane Robertson is a well-established accompanist and teacher of the pianoforte. At the age of eleven Jane won a Hertfordshire County Scholarship to further her studies at the Watford School of Music under David Paul Martin.
At eighteen she moved on to the Royal College of Music in London to study piano and piano accompaniment.
After graduating she gave a number of solo recitals in and around London as well as making recordings and performing live broadcasts for regional television. Since moving to Yorkshire she has undertaken freelance accompanying work for solo instrumentalists, vocal groups and the University of Huddersfield music department as well as performing solo concerto engagements. In 2007 she undertook the role of Alice Elgar (only the hands!) for a biographical film made for the Elgar Museum in Worcester.
Jane was formerly the resident accompanist for the Alan Simmon's Mastersingers for many years.
She is also part of the RO’KA piano duo.
Jane became the resident accompanist for the Huddersfield Choral Junior Choirs in 2007 and was appointed by Gledholt Male Voice Choir this year.
She has become an invaluable part of the team for each choir.