Hailed in the UK music press as “the one to watch”, Jessica Cottis is fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation. Recent seasons include guest conducting Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Scottish Opera, BBC Proms, The Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, and New Zealand, Queensland, Adelaide, and BBC Scottish symphony orchestras.
Cottis’s international career was launched through close working relationships with conductor mentors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit and Donald Runnicles. From 2009 to 2011 she was Assistant Conductor of the BBC SSO and Fellow in Conducting, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In 2012 she was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Sydney Symphony, with her performances widely celebrated: "Jessica Cottis is one of the big hopes for change".