Gethin guided the orchestra with an instinctive and natural command of the score… and with the presence of an actual rock star
More about Jessica
Across all her work, Jessica is committed to championing classical music as it enters the twenty first century. Her dedication to uphold integrity for the score, combined with bold programming choices and a natural flair for communicating with the audience, has contributed to her rapidly growing profile as a leader in the arts. Whether it be on a concert hall stage conducting a Beethoven symphony, presenting a family concert programmed with Stravinsky works, conducting a season of Giselle with the ballet or touring as music director for a international artist, Jessica is one of the most diverse conductors of her generation.
This commitment to exploring such breadth of repertoire has seen her work on concert stages with internationally acclaimed singers from Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel and Australian soprano Sara Macliver, to rock icon Chrissy Amphlett and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bolton; conducting operatic gala celebrations to contemporary artists in symphonic pop programmes and directing unique project collaborations with jazz and world musicians including James Morrison, Kate Ceberano and Richard Walley. Jessica has worked extensively with film score, as well as conducting world premieres of several new compostions and a track record of commissing young composers.
Jessica is also recognised for writing, presenting and conducting her own symphonic programs and family concerts for orchestras.
Advocate & Ambassador
Jessica is recognised as a leading advocate for the arts and music education, passionate about developing the next generation of artistic leaders. She is regularly engaged as presenter and keynote speaker on the topics of the arts, leadership and diversity.
Jessica’s mentoring positions include roles as Ambassador and teaching faculty for the 2019 & 2020 Women on the Podium Conducting Workshops (Perth, West Australia), 2019 Online Orchestra Ambassador for AMEB Australia and conducting lecturer at WA Academy of Performing Arts from 2008-2020. She is regularly engaged as an adjudicator at festivals and competitions and invited to facilitate conducting masterclasses.
In 2020, Jessica was announced as a global ambassador for Case Batons ().
Jessica recently collaborated with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on a special presentation of ‘Musical Soundbites: Carnival of the Animals’ launching 3pm Sunday 31 May 2020. The five part series, written and presented by Jessica, takes children on a fun and interactive musical listening guide of this much loved work by Saint-Saëns. Find the videos on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofh24w3No8Ethe promo here!
Series One of Jessica’s new music podcast ‘Conductor in Converse’ launches soon! Join in the conversation with Jessica and special guests on all things MUSIC! Details to come shortly.
Check out Jessica’s Playlist of A-Z CLASSICS OF KIDS released daily via her Facebook and Instagram stories all throughout April.
COVID-19 UPDATE: At this stage, all performances from March – August 2020 have been postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for new dates and announcements.