Reis Taylor Dixon is a self trained classical pianist and composer from the heart of Birmingham. Born May 1991, Reis has been playing from the age of 16 where he attended Ninestiles Academy and has since went on to further his musical education at Coventry University earning himself a BA Honours Degree in Music Performance and Professional Practice. Within the first couple of years of ever laying hands on a piano Reis achieved his ABRSM Grade 6 Piano and very quickly found himself performing on the stage of Birmingham’s prestigious Town hall.
It was Composers Ludovico Einaudi & Robin Spielberg that inspired Reis to pursue a career within the music industry. Einaudi’s album ‘Echoes’ was the first classical album that was presented to Reis, he was captivated and learned near enough every piece off the album within a couple of months of playing. The second album that Reis discovered great admiration for was Robin Spielberg's 'Dreaming of Summer'. Now Reis is well known for having such a diverse range of repertoire, playing pieces ranging from Ludovico Einaudi’s ‘Nuvole Bianche’ and Claude Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ to pieces of great virtuosity such as Frédéric Chopin’s ‘Ballade No. 1’ and Franz Liszt’s ‘La Campanella’.
Since Graduating in November 2013, Reis set off on his own career path and bravely turned his attention to composing music. Composing has always been at the heart of Reis’ foundation.
Reis Taylor Dixon debut album ‘Words Unspoken’ was sparked by passion and sorrow. Reis tragically lost his older brother ‘Jason Nicholas Dixon’ when he was just 17. Distraught and feeling torn apart, the outcome was a drive and determination to live not only for himself but for the life of his brother. ‘Words Unspoken’ is a powerful dedication in remembrance of his brother. The album plays out on a spectrum of vast emotion and colour, drawing Inspiration from the iconic sounds of Ludovico Einaudi & Robin Spielberg, whilst also influenced by the great composers of the 19th century such as Chopin, Debussy and Satie. Reis created his unique voice portraying thoughts and feelings over a grand scale of black and white keys. The intent of the album is to share a story that will captivate the listeners’ thoughts and emotions.
‘Words Unspoken’ is the Debut Album by Reis Taylor Dixon, The album was sparked by passion and sorrow. Reis tragically lost his older brother ‘Jason Nicholas Dixon’ when he was just 17. Distraught and feeling torn apart, the outcome was a drive and determination to live not only for himself but for the life of his brother. ‘Words Unspoken’ is a powerful dedication in remembrance of his brother.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"
~ Marianne Williamson ~