Phil Dixon Composer

Phil Dixon
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Phil Dixon is a qualified, multi-award winning composer with over 20 years experience writing Music for professional projects, specializing in Music for Film.

Clients include: "Treasures of Ancient Egypt" - BBC, "Yellowstone" - BBC Natural History, "Life of Mammals" - BBC NH, "Blue Planet" - BBC NH, "Falklands: A Natural History" - Lovell Productions.

He has written Music for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ligeti String Quartet, The Magginni String Quartet, The Cornelius Cardew Ensemble, The EB Ensemble, The Backbeat Percussion Quartet and The Royal Northern Wind Orchestra amongst others.

He has won several Composition awards including The Raymond Warren Prize (2002), the BBC New Music For Wildlife Prize (2006), the Royal Musical Association Composition Competition (2019) and The Wildlife Photographer Composition Prize (2011).
Coming Soon and Recent Work
2022 - Composer and Conductor "Avona and the giants Vincent and Goram".
A community Oratorio for the Futura Learning Partnership

2019 - Winner RMA Composition Competition.
"Dark Rain Clouds Passed Overhead"
Performed by The Bristol Ensemble, Victoria Rooms, Bristol

2018 - Musical Director, "Seussical", Redgrave Theatre, Bristol

2017 - "Moons" for Cello and Piano premiered Bristol.
Brian Mullen - Cello. Claire Alsop - Piano.

2017 - Musical Director, "Fame", Redgrave Theatre, Bristol

2017 - "The Garden of Earthly Delights", String Quartet #4. Premiered by the Ligeti String Quartet.

2015 - Musical Director, "Grease", Redgrave Theatre, Bristol

2015 - "Nothing but the Wind on the Water", premiered by The Livas Clarinet Quartet, Colston Hall

2014 - Musical Director, "West Side Story", Redgrave Theatre

2013 - Musical Director, "Pirates of Penzance", Redgrave Theatre

2012 - "Ordo Ab Chao" for 5 woodwind groups and tape, Colston Hall

2012 - Musical Director, "Les Miserables", Redgrave Theatre

2011 - Winner and Runner up, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Composition Competition

2011 - "Falling Apart", Colston Hall

2006 - Winner, BBC New Music for Wildlife

2004 - Winner Open Score Composition Competition

2002 - Masters Degree, Music Composition, Bristol University

2002 - Winner, Raymond Warren Prize for Composition

"Jack" - a two and a half hour sung-through musical based on the life of infamous 18th Century thief, Jack Sheppard.
Finally completed after five years in the making!
Recently finished collaborating on new lyrics with Elizabeth Major.
Hoping to begin workshopping it soon!!
(Check the latest developments in the "Jack Musical" page)

"Avona and the Giants Vincent and Goram" - an oratorio for the Futura Learning Partnership. Premiered on 13th September, 2022 at The Forum in Bath.
All in all it went brilliantly! - thank you to Ingrid Mclean and everyone who supported and contributed to its success.
You can watch the video of the performance in the 'Listen' tab

Vibraphone Concerto, based on the painting On Through the Silent Lands, by Jack Yeats (1951, Ulster Museum).

Currently in discussion with Gurt Lush Choir and St. Werburghs City Farm for an Oratorio based on George Orwell's Animal Farm.

New work for Cello and Piano for Claire Alsop and Brian Mullen.

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