Monday, August 20, 2012

Glass, Tavener & Nyman, arranged for saxophone

“Often derided as the saccharine sister of the saxophone family, Dickson's impressive playing bears witness to the instrument's hidden depth, breadth and versatility. Highly recommended.” --Gramophone Magazine

“Amy Dickson plays superbly, with great feeling and a less sterile tone than you expect from classical saxophonists.” --BBC Music Magazine **** 

For her second recording for RCA Red Seal, Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson has chosen three modern classical works in the minimalist genre. The first is an arrangement for soprano saxophone Amy has made herself of Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto, the second is Amy’s arrangement of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil, and the third piece is Michael Nyman’s concerto in one movement Where The Bee Dances.

Amy is the cover feature for Muso Magazine’s February 2010 issue, and will be interviewed in the February 2010 issue of Classic FM magazine. She will be interviewed on Classic FM radio and BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme during the first week of February 2010. Great media coverage is expected of this innovative and radio-friendly recording which demonstrates Amy’s commitment to increasing the range of repertoire available for her instrument. She is also getting interest from the media due to having recently been signed as a brand ambassador for Armani, she will be dressed by the design company for her future concerts and appearances. She will also be acting as an ambassador for the Princes Trust from 2010.

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