British-Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson has been twice nominated for a Grammy™ award and has been acknowledged by BBC Music Magazine as one of the world’s six best classical saxophonists ever.
Dickson has recorded eight solo albums for Sony Music. Recognised for her remarkable, distinctive tone and exceptional musicality, she made history by becoming the first saxophonist to win a Classic BRIT Award, for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and in 2016 she was named the UK’s Young Australian of the Year.
Amy Dickson began her musical studies at the age of two and took her first saxophone lesson in Sydney aged six. She made her concerto debut at sixteen, and on her eighteenth birthday made her first recording as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. That year she moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music, then at Het Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
As well as receiving the James Fairfax Australian Young Artist of the Year award, she was the first ever saxophonist to win the Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, the Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award and The Prince’s Prize.
Dickson is a keen interpreter of contemporary music and is devoted to the development of new repertoire for the classical saxophone. Working closely with many living composers, she has already made a substantial contribution to the legacy of the instrument’s concerto, chamber and solo repertoire.
Amy Dickson appears courtesy of Sony Music