Jess Gillam, Saxofon

Rising Stars

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Jess Gillam
Jess Gillam © Robin Clewley

Boundaries? No such thing!

She performs Bach and Bowie, Shostakovich and Kate Bush, and hosts her own weekly classical music show on BBC Radio 3: Besides being a dazzling virtuoso on the saxophone, Jess Gillam is also a passionate ambassador for her instrument. At aged 17 she was the first saxophonist to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. Two years later she was the »undisputed highlight« (BBC) of the prestigious »Last Night of the Proms«. She brings a diverse programme to her »Rising Stars« concert that transcends genre boundaries with a natural effortlessness - ranging from Georg Philipp Telemann to Meredith Monk and from Kurt Weill to Astor Piazzolla.


Jess Gillam saxophone

Zeynep Özsuca piano


Meredith Monk
Early Morning Melody

Edmund Finnis
A Spiral Ascending / Kompositionsauftrag von Sage Gateshead und European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO)

Francis Poulenc
Sonate für Oboe FP 185 / Bearbeitung für Saxofon und Klavier / Bearbeitung für Saxofon und Klavier

Barbara Thompson
The Unseen Way

Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonate f-Moll TWV 41:f1 / Bearbeitung für Saxofon von Simon Parkin / Bearbeitung für Saxofon von Simon Parkin

– Interval –

Graham Fitkin

Michael Nyman

Astor Piazzolla
Bordel, Cafe and Nightclub / aus: Histoire du tango / aus: Histoire du tango

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

John Harle


David Bowie
Where are we now? / Bearbeitung für Saxofon von John Harle

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
18:30 / Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal

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Rising Stars


Young Artists

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Nominated by Sage Gateshead
In cooperation with ECHO – European Concert Hall Organisation
With support by M.M.Warburg & CO

During your visit

The Music of Tomorrow

Artist talks, rehearsal and concert visits for school pupils

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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