Amy Dickson, saxophone
Martin Cousin, piano
Thursday 30th March 2017, 7.30pm
Twice GRAMMY-nominated Amy Dickson made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win a Classic Brit Award, as 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year. This followed the release of her third album, Dusk and Dawn, which attained the coveted No. 1 position in the UK Classical Album Charts. In January 2016 Amy Dickson was named Young Australian of the Year in the UK. She was also a Judge of the BBC Young Musician 2016 Final. Recognised widely for her remarkable, distinctive tone and exceptional musicality, Gramophone has described her as “a player with a difference who has an individual and unusual tone, luscious, silky-smooth, sultry and voluptuous by turns; her phrasing is beautifully finished, her control of dynamic infinitely subtle.”
As an internationally regarded soloist Amy performs throughout the world with many of the great orchestras and in recent seasons has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Konzerthaus, Vienna.
Amy presents a programme of music inspired by the influential twentieth century French musician and teacher Nadia Boulanger.
Saint-Saens: Sonata Op. 166
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
Decruck: Saxophone Sonata in C sharp minor
Piazzolla: Tango Etude No. 4
Glass: Violin Sonata
Photo credit: Christian Mushenko
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