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Amy Dixon

  • Saxophonist

Biography

Amy Dixon now gives recitals and performs concertos throughout the world and has performed in venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Bridgewater Hall, the Purcell Room, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Beurs van Berlage. She has toured as a soloist with orchestras including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Amadeus Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, and as a solo recitalist throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Amy was invited to perform at the 2005 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, and has also performed at St. James' Palace, the Scottish Parliament and for former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard. As leader of the Zephirus Saxophone Quartet, Amy has also toured throughout the United Kingdom and parts of Europe and has won first prize in the ensemble section of the Royal Overseas League Competition.
A strong advocate of new music and a fervent supporter of contemporary composers, Amy has worked with composers throughout the world and has given the first performances of numerous compositions, including those by Philip Glass, Graeme Koehne, Graham Fitkin and Huw Watkins.