Orchestra Victoria has announced the appointment of Jessica Gethin to the role of Artistic Advisor, the orchestra’s lead artistic role.

Gethin will work with orchestral management in relation to musician recruitment and performance, collaborate with key artistic personnel from Orchestra Victoria’s performance partners, as well as offer expert guidance to uphold performance standards as a pit orchestra for performance partners including Opera Australia (OA) and The Australian Ballet (TAB).

Jessica Gethin. Photo supplied

Gethin brings a wealth of experience to the role, and currently holds the positions of Principal Conductor of the West Australian Ballet and Head of Orchestral Studies and Conducting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She was Founding Chief Conductor of the Perth Symphony Orchestra until 2019 and remains the Ambassador for its Women on the Podium conducting initiative.

Gethin has a string of impressive accolades, including being named among Limelight’s Top 20 Artists and AFR’s 100 Most Influential Women. She is also a Churchill Fellow and was recently inducted into the 2024 WA Women’s Hall of Fame. She is regularly engaged as keynote speaker on leadership, diversity and high-performance teams,...