Jess Dandy

Jess Dandy


We are thrilled to have the chance to welcome rising star and native Cumbrian, Jess Dandy to the Great Hall.    

Jess was the contralto soloist at the First Night of the BBC Proms in 2021, and this summer performed in Edinburgh with pianist Malcolm Martineau. Shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the category of Young Artist, contralto Jess Dandy has been praised for her instrument of velvety plangent timbre, and her artistic maturity of remarkable immediacy. 

Jess is co-founder of the mental health initiative, SongPath, which encourages creative and restorative connection on therapeutically curated musical walking trails in beautiful surroundings. 

Jess is accompanied by conductor and pianist Gary Matthewman, who will be familiar to Lancaster audiences from his praised Lancaster debut with Roderick Williams in 2020. This promises to be a very special concert and not to be missed. 


Programme includes:

Robert Schumann
Maria Stuarda Lieder

Gustav Mahler
Rückert Lieder  


The Times 

The stunning young contralto Jess Dandy, however, offered sumptuous tone and beautiful legato. She’s a name to watch.

Duration: 90 mins, including interval