The OHMI Competition is judged by an independent panel of experts in the fields of performance and engineering, many of whom have 'lived experience' of physical disability.
Previous OHMI Competition judges include:
Alison Balsom OBE
Dr Andrew McPherson
Dr Clarence Adoo MBE
Clarence was a professional trumpeter until 1995 however, when he was in a tragic car accident which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to continue his full time professional career in music. Following the accident he has had many opportunities to get involved in music thanks to the development of the electronic Headspace instrument.
David was born without his right hand and learned the trumpet using an adapted instrument. He graduated from Guildhall School of Music.
Nicholas was born without his right hand and only began to play the piano at the late age of 14 after being inspired by a friend playing Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata.
Nicholas went on to study at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London and was the first one-handed pianist to graduate in its 130-year history. Nicholas is also an Ambassador of the OHMI Trust.