Sunday 13 June 2021 at 3:30 pm

Gillam, Becker, Ozsuca

Jess Gillam, saxophone
Sam Becker, double bass
Zeynep Özsuca, piano

There are few people who need to be told who Jess Gillam is! The young international saxophonist, TV and radio presenter, and passionate advocate for the power of music in society is an absolute show-stealer who animates the music world with outstanding talent and an infectious personality.  She will be joined by pianist Zeynep Özsuca and double bassist Sam Becker.  Does it sound like an event that is definitely not to be missed?

To welcome the audience, the following school-age trio will also play before the main performance:  Henny Dalgleish (violin), Fiona Chow (viola), and Thomas Wang (piano).

This event is now SOLD OUT.  We are maintaining a waiting list for any late availability or returns; please sign up below.


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Recital Format

  • This event will follow our "inside-out" format:  the pianist will be playing inside our recital room and the other performers and audience will be seated outside; the doors and windows will be as wide open as possible
  • We have trialed this format at one of our earlier Summer at Breinton events and the audience confirmed that the acoustics were good
  • However, very few audience members will have a full view of the pianist and the sound quality may be compromised at times or in certain locations
  • The event remains subject to the whyms of the British weather and government guidelines for public performances.

Recital Tickets & Prices

  • Tickets are £18 each; free for children
  • Tickets include admission to the venue and you may sit anywhere in the garden on your own chair/rug or you may borrow one of ours
  • You are welcome to bring picnics, food and drink for consumption during the event
  • All attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times

Parking Guidelines

  • Parking availability drives the capacity for this event and guests are encouraged to travel by foot, by bicycle, or to share rides
  • Parking may be reserved at the time of booking for a fee of £5; no additional space will be available without a booking
  • There is no on-street parking available
  • Please patiently follow car parking instructions on arrival
  • Please be considerate of neighbours, fellow road users and other guests.


Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. After performing at the prestigious Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and having her performance described as “the indisputable highlight” by BBC News, Jess continues to grow her international career as well as presenting on TV and Radio.  Jess is passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music and has continued to do so throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Henrietta Dalgleish (violin), Fiona Chow (viola) and Thomas Wang (piano)

  • PHILIPP SCHARWENKA: Piano Trio, Op. 121

Jess Gillam (saxophone), Sam Becker (double bass) and Zeynep Özsuca (piano)

  • PEDRO ITURRALDE: Pequena Czarda
  • MARCELLO: Concerto for Oboe in C Minor
  • DOWLAND: Flow my tears
  • HARLE: Rant
  • MEREDITH MONK: Early Morning Melody
  • GLASS: Melodies for Saxophone, No. 10
  • LUKE HOWARD: Dappled Light
  • WEILL: Je ne t'aime pas
  • RUDY WIEDOEFT: Valse Vanite
  • BOWIE: Life on Mars
  • ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Histoire du Tango

The whole performance, including intervals, will be around two hours.



The Turkish pianist Zeynep Özsuca has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Born in Ankara, she began piano lessons at the age of four and continued her studies at Ankara Conservatory of Hacettepe University. After winning Istanbul Symphony’s Young Soloists Competition in 2001, Zeynep moved to the United States to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at the Oberlin Conservatory under Prof. Peter Takács. She then majored in accompaniment and vocal coaching at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, Berlin with Prof. Alexander Vitlin and graduated with an MA in 2013. Zeynep currently lives in London and pursues her career as a concert pianist and repetiteur.

As an in-demand bass player, Sam Becker is equally at home in the studio as he is on stage. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2018 and has since enjoyed a busy and varied musical career in the classical arena as well as on the pop stage with his own band SUN SILVA. He has performed and recorded for some of the UK’s leading orchestras and artists including Bryan Ferry, the John Wilson Orchestra, the Hallé, Alexis Taylor (of Hot Chip) and the BBC Philharmonic. 

Henrietta Dalgleish (Violin) was born in 2005 in Royal Tunbridge Wells and started playing the violin at the age of six. She was accepted into the Royal College of Music Junior Department when she was only nine years old. A year later, Henrietta joined the Purcell School of Music and the following year led both the Purcell School and RCMJD String Orchestras. She now studies violin with the RCM Head of Strings, Mark Messenger.

Fiona Chan Vee Chow is British Chinese Violist from Woking currently under the mentorship of Charles Sewart, Head of Strings at The Purcell School. She has been making rapid growth as both a musician and an individual at the school for young musicians.

Thomas Wang currently lives in Nottingham and attends the Purcell School of Music in Bushey where he studies the piano with Tatiana Sarkissova and clarinet with Stephen Williams. He started playing the piano at the age of 4 and has won multiple festivals between the ages of 5 and 11 in Selston, Nottingham, Derby and London, as well as winning the intermediate and advanced sections in EPTA UK twice.