Jess Gillam: Saxaphone
Zeynep Özsuca: Piano
Pedro Itturalde, Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, Weideoft, Michael Nyman, Darius Milhaud, Allessandro Marcello, John Williams, Bartok, John Harle
In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reaches 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 acclaim.
The Turkish pianist Zeynep Özsuca has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Born in Ankara in 1984, she began piano lessons at the age of four and continued her studies at Ankara Conservatory of Hacettepe. Zepnep has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Antonio Pappano, and acted as rehearsal pianist for singers Magdalena Kožená, Rolando Villazón, Gerald Finley to name but a few.