As well as her busy career as a performer, Jess programmes and presents shows on TV and radio.
THIS CLASSICAL LIFE
As the youngest BBC Radio 3 presenter ever, she has launched her own Radio 3 Show called This Classical Life. You can visit the programme’s homepage on the BBC website here. You can also listen to all the shows there.
BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN PODCAST
Along with Sam Becker and Zeynep Özsuca, Jess also hosted the BBC Young Musician Podcast. You can visit the podcast’s homepage on the BBC website here. You can download episodes there.
2019 BBC PROMS
The BBC added Jess Gillam to the core presenting line-up for its television coverage of the 2019 BBC Proms. You can find out more about the Proms here.
Jess presented the following programmes, all at the Royal Albert Hall:
20 July 2019 – Jess presents Prom 2 (broadcast 21 July)
Jakub Hrůša conducts the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, plus violinist Joshua Bell. Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor | Smetana Má vlast27
July 2019 – Jess presents Prom 12 (broadcast 28 July) Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra plus violinist Nicola Benedetti Auerbach Icarus (new commission) | Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
4 August 2019 – Jess presents Prom 22 (broadcast 4 August) John Storgårds conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead | Tarkianen Midnight Sun Variations (premiere) | Shostakovich Symphony No 11 in G minor
10 September 2019 – Jess presents Prom 70 (broadcast 13 September)Radio head guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood curates a Late Night Prom culminating in the world premiere of his Horror vacui.
12 September 2019 – Jess presents Prom 72/73 (broadcast 13 September) Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra.Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
BBC RADIO 2
Earlier this year, Jess was a guest presenter on BBC Radio 2’s Sunday Night is Music Night.
BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jess has presented a series of conversations on BBC Four with past BBC Young Musician competitors, discussing their experiences of the competition.