Reis Taylor Dixon
‘Self-trained classical pianist and composer Reis Taylor Dixon makes his ambitions known as he takes to the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal’. Born May 1991, Reis Taylor Dixon is a pianist and composer from the heart of Birmingham, UK. Reis first laid hands on a piano at the age of 16. Originally learning by ear playing popular music, a teacher later introduced Reis to the music of Ludovico Einaudi; he had never heard such beauty before. Reis later performed Einaudi’s ‘I giorni’ in his first of many performances at the Birmingham Town Hall. The reaction from the audience that day was enough to confirm to Reis that he wanted to chase that feeling forever. Reis enrolled on a music performance course at Coventry University in 2010, this gave Reis the chance to test the capabilities of his craft. Without real preparation, Reis found himself diving head first into the great depths of performance repertoire, reciting pieces of great magnitude from Chopin’s ‘Tristesse’ to Liszt’s ‘La Campanella’. After graduating in the winter of 2013, Reis turned his attention back to composing ‘emotive classical’ music, and in February 2016 Reis launched his debut album ‘Words Unspoken’ at The Birmingham Symphony Hall. The launch was a success and his album went onto gain international attention bringing success to Reis’ early career, featuring on both the artist rosters of Whisperings Solo Piano Radio and Enlightened Piano Radio. Jumping forward to October 2018, Reis found himself following in the footsteps of many of the great artists before him as he took to the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie, performing as part of the Enlightened Piano Radio awards ceremony. Reis also performed at the Berlin Passionskirche later that month alongside Christoph Pagel. Reis Taylor Dixon is now ready to reveal his second album ‘Awake to Dream’ which has been a real test of character for him. Throughout this album we witness Reis’ heart break into a thousand pieces as his relationship spanning more than a decade is gone in the blink of an eye. This raw album captivates sheer perseverance through it all in order to continue pursuing his dreams. Reis has already teased previews of this album with performances in both Oslo, Norway and Atlanta, USA. Performing in Georgia to an audience that consisted of the likes of Robin Spielberg and Philip Wesley is a memory Reis will treasure forever. Reis is now recognised by many of his peers around the globe, he knows his goals and visualises where he wants to be in the future but admits that this is still only the beginning for him.