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Duo Antipodes

Duo Antipodes
For two years, Royal Northern College of Music postgraduate students Sarah Byron and Sam Rodwell have been performing and commissioning repertoire for saxophone and guitar. This novel pairing of instruments abandons tradition and explores fresh chamber music possibilities for the saxophone. Australian born saxophonist, Sarah Byron is an award-winning musician with performances in Australia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Sarah has performed as soloist in John Williams’ Escapades, given the Australian premiere of Michael Colgrass’ Urban Requiem and the European premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s ‘From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook’ at the 2017 European Saxophone Congress. Currently studying with Rob Buckland at RNCM, Sarah’s postgraduate studies have been generously supported by the Muriel Berry and Gyles Thomas Lyth Scholarships. Sam Rodwell completed his undergraduate at RNCM with a first class honours degree under the tutelage of Craig Ogden and is currently completing his Masters in performance. Sam was the first guitarist in nearly 30 years to win the RNCM String Department ‘Salon Prize and has placed as a finalist in the highly prestigious ‘RNCM Gold Medal’, Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition and The Royal Overseas League strings sectional.
Sarah Byron, saxophone
Sam Rodwell, guitar
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