Conductor Jessica Cottis has been named as a “Face to Watch” in a list of this year’s highlights in the arts compiled by critics of The Times. They write, “The sparky Anglo-Australian conductor is much in evidence in 2019, conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia in a new Errollyn Wallen piece (January 17-20, touring), and then coming to the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London to conduct the premiere of Gavin Higgins’s new opera, The Monstrous Child.”

Hailed in the UK music press as “one to watch”, Jessica Cottis possesses intellectual rigour, innate musicality and an easy authority; she is a charismatic figure on the podium who brings dynamism, intensity and clarity of vision to all her performances.

Frequently in demand as guest conductor, highlights of recent seasons include performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, L’Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (laVerdi), l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and recording with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.