by Samantha Atkinson
Me and the Aza Saxophone Quartet entered the Andrew Downes Prize at RBC this year (2023). We set to learning the incredibly demanding Earth Dances, and enjoyed the challenge incredibly!
We went on to win the competition! We had so much fun playing this piece, it is so tricky but so enjoyable.
Thank you to Anna Downes and the rest of the Downes family for the wonderful opportunity.