Emblem Artists welcomes world-leading saxophonist Amy Dickson for representation in Australia and New Zealand.
Amy is one of Australia’s most notable musical exports. Her career has been on an extraordinary trajectory, balancing popular acclaim with critical adulation for her warm stage presence and astounding technical and musical abilities.
She performs across the globe with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors. A trailblazer, she made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win a Classic Brit Award, as 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year. In January 2016 Amy Dickson was named Young Australian of the Year in the UK. She has achieved a discography of seven highly successful albums on the Sony Classical label and has recently topped the UK classical charts with her all Glass album.
There are many exciting and diverse plans for Amy into the future and Emblem Artists is delighted to play a role in this in her home territory!
We are delighted to announce that violinist Grace Clifford has joined Emblem Artists for general management.
Grace is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s finest young violinists, performing with leading orchestras and conductors. Recent and future highlights include concerto engagements with the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Melbourne Chamber and Adelaide Symphony. Equally committed to chamber music, Grace is about to perform as part of Selby and Friends 2017 season in a piano trio with Kathryn Selby and Clancy Newman. The tour will cover some of Australia’s most prestigious venues including City Recital Hall Sydney, Elder Hall Adelaide and Deakin Edge Federation Square Melbourne.
Currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Music degree at Curtis Institute studying with Pamela Frank and Ida Kavafian and immediately prior with the late Joseph Silverstein.
Recorded at a packed Sydney Opera House, this album represents a significant musical milestone: the first recording of a Beethoven Piano Concerto under the baton of legendary pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy, featuring the brilliant young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham. The performance, given in October 2016, marked Gillham’s debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and came as part of a national tour that launched his debut album Bach | Schubert | Chopin. That album reached number one in the Australian Classical Charts, while his performance at the Sydney Opera House received unanimous critical acclaim. Gillham grew up in rural Queensland, and is now well established as one of the finest pianists of the new generation. Already renowned for the eloquence of his playing, his performance of Beethoven’s magisterial Piano Concerto No.4 engages with the full resonance and beauty of the music whilst offering fresh poetry and nuance. As conductor, Ashkenazy brings all the insight and coherence he has gained through multiple recordings and performances of the work as one of the most respected pianists of our time. The recording is presented here as an album available exclusively for digital download and streaming. Praise for the concert performance: “Jayson Gillham’s Beethoven is a delight” The Australian “There was a natural poetry evident from Gillham’s opening motive onwards…” Limelight Magazine “Smooth, clear and polished…” Sydney Morning Herald