Your remarks to the audience were wise and informative and your adjudication and comments encouraging, sensitive and helpful. You rank among the best adjudicators we have had, and apart from the obvious verbal communication you have something very special which gives extra conviction - you also communicate your sincerity, commitment and integrity. These are rare qualities in any sphere of life, and ones which we learn to value ever more highly; it is delightful to see them presented as an example to young musicians. They are also characteristics which have always set you apart from - and above - the great majority of our colleagues. With my warmest respect and affection.