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Saxophone Masterclass with Jess Gillam

Jess Masterclass
Jess Masterclass
Date & Time
Friday 19th May 2023, 11am
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Ticket Info
Observer Tickets €5
Jess Gillam saxophone

The National Concert Hall and West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival and are delighted to host a saxophone masterclass with Jess Gillam.

How can I apply?

We invite advanced saxophone students in secondary school or above to apply. To apply, please email your musical CV and proposed repertoire to no later than 5pm on Tuesday 25th April. Participants will receive 40-50min tuition each, free of charge. Regular duos are encouraged, though an accompanist can be provided if required, please indicate in your email if selected you would bring your own accompanist, playing a solo piece, or would like to avail of the accompanist provided.

Observers are welcome and can purchase observer tickets for €5

Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. She has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms.

Passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music, Jess invites audiences on journeys of musical discovery through her electrifying performances and eclectic programming. As well as performing around the world, Jess is a presenter on TV and Radio. She became the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3 with the launch of her own weekly show, This Classical Life. The show is in its third year now and in 2020 won the prestigious ARIA Award for Best Specialist Music Show. Jess has presented a special live edition of This Classical Life at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Jess’s TV presenting includes the BBC Proms and BBC Young Musician.

Jess is the first ever saxophonist to be signed exclusively to Decca Classics and both of her albums reached No. 1 in the UK Classical Music Charts. Her debut album was listed in The Times Top 100 albums of 2019.

She has been the recipient of a Classic BRIT Award, has been nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award and was awarded an M.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2021 for Services to Music.

Jess is currently Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall, an European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) Rising Star which sees her performing at many of the top concert halls across Europe and she continues to promote her own concert series, bringing international talent to her hometown of Ulverston.

Presented by NCH and West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival