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Amy Dixon

  • Saxophonist

About

Born in Sydney, Amy Dixon began saxophone lessons at the age of seven with Melinda Atkins and later with Mark Walton. Amy made her concerto debut at 16, and at 17 she became a recipient of the James Fairfax Australian Young Artist of the Year competition, which led to a recording of the Dubois Divertissement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. One year later, she embarked upon an international career which has since led her to travel throughout the world as a soloist. In London, she has studied with Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson, and in the Amsterdam, with Arno Bornkamp. She became the winner of many international competitions, and was the first saxophonist to win the Gold Medal at the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Prince's Prize and the Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year award.