DICKSON / saxophone
Twice Grammy-nominated Amy Dickson made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win the 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Classic Brit Award with her third album released on Sony Music. It had previously attained the coveted No.1 position in the UK classical charts. Sydney-born Amy has spearheaded something of a classical saxophone revival, on account of her unique take on the genre and her distinctive approach to the instrument. She has won several major competitions which have never been won before by a saxophonist. Recognized widely for her remarkable and distinctive tone and exceptional musicality, she has performed throughout the world in venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House. She has also performed as a soloist with many orchestras including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. She is deeply committed to the development of new repertoire for the saxophone, whilst also championing existing repertoire. Dickson has released five critically acclaimed recordings for Sony Music.