Robert Dixon is active as a freelance organist in churches across London and further afield. He was until recently Organ Scholar of Jesus College Cambridge, where he accompanied the two College Choirs in their busy schedule of services, concerts, broadcasts, recordings and tours. He was also awarded a Foundation Scholarship at Jesus College, and graduated with a starred First in Theology. Prior to his time at Cambridge, Robert was the Organ Scholar of Gloucester Cathedral, and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists aged 19 in 2010. Now he combines his musical career with the role of Schools Organiser for the leading interfaith charity 3FF.
In demand both as a solo recitalist and as an accompanist, Robert has performed in a variety of guises in cathedrals, churches and concert halls throughout the UK – ranging from St Paul’s Cathedral to York Minster, and from Birmingham Symphony Hall to the Royal Albert Hall – as well as at locations in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the United States of America. More recently he has given recitals at King’s and St John’s Colleges in Cambridge, and in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester Cathedrals, as well as performing during the Three Choirs’ Festival in 2010 and at the Buxton Festival in 2011. He was awarded the Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing by St John’s College Cambridge in February 2013. Robert has also played on a number of CDs, raising several hundreds of pounds for charity in the process. Two CDs with the Choirs of Jesus College – War and Peace, containing music for Remembrance, and a Christmas disc entitled Journey into Light – have been released to critical acclaim, with a third CD to be published shortly. Additionally, Robert has made recordings for BBC Radio Gloucestershire and for BBC Radio 2, and has played live on BBC Radio 4.
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