Review 2018

Programmzeitung report, March 2018
Programmzeitung frauenkomponiert
Programmzeitung frauenkomponiert

BaZ report, March 2018
BaZ frauenkomponiert
BaZ frauenkomponiert

Telebasel report, February 2018

Report on the Festival frauenkomponiert 2018 auf Telebasel.

Review 2016

“Once again is was hugely inspiring and a wonderful experience to work with you! The atmosphere of solidarity in the rehearsals is the most valuable thing for me: one hardly ever experiences this any more in the “official” orchestras… I have only experienced this process of letting go with the best conductors, who are not necessarily famous, but who are deep human beings – and you are one of these.”
Omar Zoboli, Oboist

“The concert on 8th March was really beautiful, we enjoyed it hugely and managed to achieve a sound and tuning that is very rare. And the merit of all this lies with all my colleagues, but above all with you.”
Riccardo Papa, Bassoonist

“Warmest congratulations once again for the superb concert yesterday. It was an incredible achievement from the organisation to the performance. And the musicians visibly enjoyed playing under your direction/with you, Jessica. Very good rehearsal work und improving quality right up to the end. Also in the concert. That was, following on from the first edition of 2015, the second successful edition of worthwhile discoveries of previously largely unknown female composers.”
Thüring Bräm, conductor and composer, former Director of the Conservatory of Lucerne


Review 2015

Telebasel report, March 2015

Telebasel report on frauenkomponiert 2015.

Fanny Hensel, “Hero und Leander”: Dramatic Scene for Voice with Orchestral Accompaniment (1832)

Soprano: Maja Boog
Direction: Jessica Horsley

Sofia Gubaidulina, Impromptu for Flute, Violin and Strings (1996)

Flute/Alto Flute: Isabelle Schnöller
Violin: Barbara Doll
Direction: Jessica Horsley

“So many exciting, interesting and beautiful musical discoveries! A rich aural joy, by which one can only wonders why one hasn’t encountered these works previously in concert… Sequel for Women’s Day 2016 planned I trust!”
Sabine Scherrer

“It is unbelievable that the works of women composers were “unheard” for so long – simply because women composed them! It was indescribably beautiful to experience the musical creative power of four women composers on International Women’s Day. Huge thanks go to Jessica Horsley and to all the musicians and others involved.”
Lic. phil. Karin Haeberli, Representative for Family Matters and Parental Education, Education Department of the Canton of Basel City

“You (director Jessica Horsley) led excellent rehearsal work, were always polite and patient, which I greatly valued, and conducted inspirationally at the concert, leading well but also giving the necessary freedom to make music. Congratulations and “chapeau” – because the programme was not easy and the group had never before made music together…”
Rico Zela, Oboe