Claire Edwardes & Amy Dickson
Presented by two female tour de forces of the international music scene, this is saxophone and percussion like you’ve never heard them before!
In an eclectic program spanning the Baroque all the way to the current, Amy and Claire perform well known classical arrangements by Bach, Schumann, Ravel, Debussy, Faure alongside newer works by Australia’s Matthew Hindson, Stuart Greenbaum and a world premiere by Australian jazz piano legend Alister Spence.
Come and experience Amy Dickson’s ‘luscious, silky-smooth, sultry and voluptuous’ tones (Grammophone) fused with Claire Edwardes’ ‘graceful and virtuosic’ brand of ‘musical magic’ on marimba and vibraphone (Canberra Times) – your musical life in a day!
Dates & Times:
Sunday 3 May 3pm
Amy Dickson and Claire Edwardes are both winners of the ABC Young Performers Awards (2004/1999). Having performed together in the UK at the 2005 Cheltenham Festival when Claire was still resident in Europe, the two are reuniting with performances planned in Australia for 2014.
“She [Amy Dickson] 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.” – Grammophone
“Sorceress of percussion, Claire Edwardes, infused the performance with her particular magic. Focused, graceful and virtuosic…” – Canberra Times 9/8/12 (Sunken Dreams, The Song Company)
Recognised widely for her remarkable and distinctive tone and exceptional musicality, Amy Dickson has performed throughout the world, in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Sydney Opera House. She has also performed as a soloist with many orchestras including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. An exclusive recording artist for Sony Music, Dickson has now released three critically acclaimed recordings on theSony Music/ RCA label. A passionate advocate of new music, Dickson has premiered and been the dedicatee of works by Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards and Huw Watkins. She is proud to be the International Ambassador of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
Claire Edwardes is recognised throughout the world as one of the most striking and important percussionists of her generation, renowned for her charismatic presentations and unique interpretations of new and old works. After a successful period living in Europe where she performed as soloist with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Radio Chamber Orchestra and numerous recitals in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Claire returned to Australia where she has since collaborated with Richard Tognetti, Bernadette Harvey and William Barton and works closely with composers Ross Edwards, Matthew Hindson and Elena Kats-Chernin. Recent highlights include concertos with the Sydney Symphony and The Queensland Orchestra and solo recitals in Australia and Europe.
CPE Bach – Sonata in A minor
Robert Schumann – Chorale/Mignon
David Maslanka – Song Book
Erik Satie – Gymnopedie
Maurice Ravel – Two Melodies Hebraiques
Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
Gabriel Faure – Les Berceaux
Matthew Hindson – Flash
Stuart Greenbaum – Life in a Day (WP)
Gareth Farr – Kemblang Suling
Graham Fitkin – Glass (AP)
Alister Spence – Time is Time Enough (WP)