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Interview in Limelight Magazine
November 28, 2016
... A quick look at her performing schedule reveals that Cottis, based in London, commutes between the UK and Australia two or three times a year. “Yes, I spend many hours in the air, but conducting in Australia is so important to me,” she admits. “I have emotional and musical roots there and as my career continues to gear up, orchestras and venues in Australia will always be on my schedule.”
She goes on to speak frankly about her hopes for the Australian music industry. “We are a nation with so much to offer,” she says. “Even though we are mostly an urban culture we have access to wide, open spaces and an affinity with nature and this shines through in the energy of our music making. Music (and all the arts) must be treated as something living and growing. If funding is cut off it will be detrimental to the soul of the country.”