“a fluid, nuanced performance by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Horsley”
Rebecca Franks, Review in The Times, 9.3.21

“I would like to pay you a huge compliment for the wonderful concert on 8.6. – I am just sitting at the broadcast mastering and am thrilled by every single work […].”
Prof. Andreas Werner, Sound Engineer, Radio SRF2/Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK

“I listened to the recording last night, and again this morning, with great enjoyment. Bravissimo! You did a fantastic job as conductor. I think you captured the essence of both works beautifully—the ‘etherialism’ in parts of Tragic Celebration (for me as a listener, the performance was completely ‘in the zone’; it was riveting), and the abrasiveness of the more robust segments […]. I think you also beautifully captured the ebullience (to use your term) of the Sinfonia. Best of all, I gained new insights into Peggy Glanville Hicks’s music.”
Dr Victoria Rogers, author of The Music of Peggy Glanville-Hicks (Ashgate, 2009)

“I find the fact that you as the conductor sometime ask my (or someone else’s) opinion unique. It is a sign of strength. I think it should always be like that, but the reality is rather different.”
Jiří Nĕmeček, Lead violinst, Festival frauenkomponiert 2018

“Jessica is always perfectly prepared, knows the score by heart and leads all entries surely and consciously. In the communication with the orchestra she is precise in the expression of her wishes and at the same time full of respect for the musicians.
She breathes clearly with her conducting impulse and every entry produces the right reaction. The tone of the orchestra is round and warm! And at the same time, the articulation is clear and extremely differentiated. She is open for the New that arises in rehearsals and gives room to explore further new departures.”
Omar Zoboli, oboist


“brilliant and most deeply magical baryton playing; I will never forget these interpretations.”
Klaus Huber, composer

“Jessica Horsley demonstrated her mastery of the Baryton… with natural virtuosity.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Her ability to grasp and organise a difficult contemporary score so that she can play it from memory is impressive.”
Heidi Baader-Nobs, composer

“wonderful moments [of] sensual dialogue between a muted cello and a baryton…”
NRC Handelsblad