AN Ulverston sax sensation is set to present at one of television's most prestigious classical musical events.

Since soaring onto the classical music scene, award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam has performed at the BAFTA's, been named BBC Young Musician of the Year and launched her debut album 'Rise'.

The 20-year-old is now set to present at the BBC Proms next week, alongside radio presenter, Clara Amfo and singer-songwriter, Cerys Matthews.

Miss Gillam, who grew up working at her parent’s tearoom in Ulverston, said she is 'super excited' to take on the presenting gig alongside some of classical music's biggest names.

She said: "To go from playing at the Last Night of the Proms last year to TV Presenting this year is completely surreal to me.

"The BBC Proms is a truly incredible celebration of music and at any Prom, I am completely taken by the electric atmosphere and connection created between performer and audience.

"I’m so excited to be a small part of this!

"Working with Tom Service and Katie Derham is also going to be a great experience.

"Along with Katie and Tom, I’ll be presenting the NYO Prom, Bamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Jonny Greenwood Prom, Aurora Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic."

Miss Gillam said she felt 'really excited' to go from performing last year to presenting at this year's Proms.

"We've already done some rehearsals and I really enjoyed it.

"I was just so excited when the Proms team asked me, I couldn't believe it."

Miss Gillam's next project will be an extensive tour where she will performing some of her beloved album hits.

She said: "I'm going to be performing in Japan, Turkey, Switzerland and Germany - I can't wait.

"I can't wait to see different cultures across all the different countries.

"It's going to be a real eye-opening experience."

The BBC Proms starts on Friday July 19 at the Royal Albert Hall.