Orchestra Victoria

Jessica Gethin

Artistic Advisor

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About Jessica

Award winning Australian conductor Jessica Gethin has gained widespread attention for her stellar musicianship and vibrant energy on the podium. As one of the most genre versatile conductors in the country, Jessica glides seamlessly across genres of symphonic, ballet, opera, contemporary and film, with an international roster throughout the USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Collaborations including the Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Singapore Symphony, Dallas Opera, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Queensland Opera, Malaysian Philharmonic, Canberra Symphony, Perth Symphony and the West Australian Ballet among many others. Jessica is the Principal Conductor of the West Australian Ballet and Head of Orchestral Studies and Conducting at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Founding Chief Conductor of the Perth Symphony until 2019, Jessica is now the Ambassador and faculty for their Women on the Podium Conducting initiative.

Jessica is regularly engaged as keynote speaker on leadership, diversity and high performance teams, contributing to her rapidly growing profile as a leader in the arts both on and off the podium. Accolades include Limelight Australia’s Top 20 Artists, Brian Stacey Emerging Australian Conductor Award, AFR’s 100 Most Influential Women, a Churchill Fellowship, Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute Fellowship, finalist in the West Australian of the Year Awards and most recently, inductee into the 2024 WA Women’s Hall of Fame.