One of HarrisonParrott and Polyarts’ rising young stars has been entered into Classic BRIT Awards’ new competition ‘The Sound of Classical’ poll. Jess Gillam, a recent signing, made music history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016. She is already becoming recognised as an international ambassador for her instrument – expanding the audience’s understanding of the versatility and diverse musical range of the saxophone.
The Sound Of Classical poll promotes the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music. Aged 30 or under and tipped for a great future, the winner will be chosen by an expert panel and revealed at the ceremony in June.
“I’m so thrilled to be part of the Sound of Classical Poll,” says Jess, “The saxophone is such a versatile and expressive instrument and is not recognised as widely as other instruments in the classical world so it’s a real honour to be a part of such a fantastic event. To give a platform for young artists to show their talent to a wider audience is a great idea and I hope it inspires more young musicians.”