Jess signed for worldwide general management

Congratulations to undergraduate saxophonist Jess Gillam, signed by HarrisonParrot and Polyarts for worldwide general management.

The second year undergraduate, who made her Proms début this summer, is the first artist to be jointly represented by the two companies. Writing on Twitter, she said: ‘I could not be more excited about this. I am so pleased to say I have signed to HarrisonParrot & Polyarts for general management!’

In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reached the Grand Final at London’s Barbican Hall, and performed Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth to widespread critical acclaim.

Notable concerto highlights include appearances with Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and a showcase performance with the Manchester Camerata as well as a concert with Sinfonia Cymru and Gábor Takács-Nagy. Last year, Jess gave the première of a work written for her by Jeremy Holland-Smith on BBC Four’s Choir of the Year.

19 October 2017