Phil Dixon Composer

Phil Dixon
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Past awards and works
Coming soon
2018 - Winner RMA Composition Competition. "Dark Rain Clouds Passed Overhead"
         Performed by The Bristol Ensemble, Victoria Rooms, Bristol

2018 - Musical Director, "Seussical", Redgrave Theatre

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

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

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

2014 - Musical Director, "West Side Story", 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

Piece for Organ in three movements.
Claire Alsop - Organ of St. Mary Redcliffe Church.

Recording of 'Moons' for Cello and Piano.

Possible Oratorio based on George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'.
For Gurt Lush choir and St. Werburghs city farm.

Musical based on the life of notorious 18th Century
London thief, Jack Sheppard

Phil began composing Music aged 12. After studying Piano, Clarinet and Music he went on to a Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Music Composition at Coventry University that he passed with distinction. There then followed a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Composition at Leeds University and a Masters Degree in Composition from Bristol University. While studying there, Phil won the BBC New Music for Wildlife competition. This led on to several re-workings of Natural History documentaries for which Phil wrote the Music. Several commisions followed, including a feature length documentary about the Falkland Islands which aired on Channel 4 in 2015, Music for Children's BBC and BBC Natural History and BBC History.

Phil has won several awards including The Raymond Warren Prize for composition, the 1998 Mixing Music Award, the 2004 Open Score competition and most recently, the 2018 Royal Music Association Call for Scores Competition.

Clients include
BBC Natural History, BBC History, The Ligeti String Quartet, The Magginni String Quartet, CBBC, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Lovell productions, Panache Productions, The EB Ensemble (Belfast), COMA South West, Livas Clarinet Quartet, Backbeat Percussion Quartet, Royal Music Association.
(c) Copyright. Phil Dixon 2018
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