Amy Dickson, the Australian classical saxophonist, oozes calm and talks about the different techniques she uses to prepare herself for being calm and focused on stage.  She talks about her feelings towards practising, how she manages being in the spotlight and the importance of having a good team around her.

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Twice  Grammy-nominated  Amy  Dickson  made  history  by  becoming  the  first  saxophonist and the first Australian to win the 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Classic Brit  Award with  her  third  album  released  on  Sony Music. It had  previously  attained  the coveted  No.  1  position  in  the  UK  classical  charts.   Sydney-born  Amy  has spear-headed something of  a classical  saxophone revival, on account of her unique take on the genre  and her  distinctive  approach  to  the  instrument. She  has  won  several  major  competitions  which have  never  been  won  before  by  a  saxophonist. Recognized  widely  for  her  remarkable  and distinctive  tone  and  exceptional  musicality,  she has  performed  throughout  the  world  in venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.  She has also  performed as  a  soloist  with  many  orchestras  including  the  Philharmonia, London Philharmonic  Orchestra, Sydney  Symphony  Orchestra  and the  Vienna  Chamber  Orchestra.Amy  has  released  five critically  acclaimed  recordings  for  Sony  Music.   She  is  deeply committed to the development of new repertoire for the saxophone, whilst also championing existing repertoire