Saxophonist Jess Gillam was in the same extraordinary BBC Young Musician Final which included Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Ben Goldscheider. She is more a force of nature than a musician, presenting extraordinarily dynamic performances and blowing the cobwebs away from a genre which can, let’s face it, occasionally get a little fusty! At the age of 19 she has been given her own podcast by the BBC where she talks to other musicians about what it is like to be a classical performer today. She will be coming to Perth in October so watch out for that!
Click here to listen to Jess Gillam's podcast