Opera News Article

“When the young violinist Colin Pip Dixon introduced the Kreuzer Sonata by reminding us that its dedicatee had declined ever to attempt the piece on the grounds that it was unplayable, then proceeded to play the bejesus out of it, […] surely Beethoven was well served.

the thrilling connection they made with a small handful of music-lovers on those two memorable nights rendered them worthy present-day votaries to the same muse that inspired Handel and Beethoven so many years ago.”


Senior Editor, Opera News (magazine of the Metropolitan Opera)

November 1st, 2010

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From the prestigious French cultural review ETUDES on Suite Khamush – composed and performed by Colin Pip Dixon & Eveline Causse:

Admirable music which is both ancient and new, contemporary and traditional, clear yet passionate, with rough, sensual and transparent sounds. […] The words disappear in the breeze of the notes, becoming both confession and prayer.” 

Jean Mambrino November 2003

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From The Dole Newspaper (France) for Mozart & The Happy Prince (created and composed by Colin Pip Dixon):

Two violins, a narrator, and a chateau: Magic in the making.The Chateau let itself be lulled by the melodies of Dixon and Mozart” 

Local critic, August 2007


Review of His Majesty, the Devil by Deborah A. Martensen (President of the International Dostoyevsky Society 2007-2013)

“Colin Pip Dixon, who plays the terrorist, also composed the play’s wonderful and unexpected music.  After our young terrorist announces his plot of destruction, he pulls out of his case, not an AK 47 but a violin!  Throughout the fabulous dialogue between the young terrorist and his demonic tormentor, the terrorist expresses his anguish, laughter, fears, and hopes with his music. […]  a unique and unforgettable theatrical experience.  Like Dostoevsky, it makes us think and feel, hope and fear, laugh and weep.  It is a must-see.”

Full Review


Review of His Majesty, the Devil 

“What will strike people straight away about Elsewhere Ensemble is the incredible musical talent showcased in the violin performances. More than anything else, the music is what really steals the scene, creates the atmosphere and makes His Majesty, The Devil what it is…”

“Aside from their violin playing, the actors themselves are all very skilled performers…”

– Emma Ainley-Walker, The Skinny


Review of His Majesty, the Devil

“The young human subject of this moral delirium is played by superb violinist Colin Pip Dixon – the play’s composer. How have I made it to paragraph four without mentioning the music? It moved effortlessly from nostalgic to edgy, echoing moods, and effective in its sparseness, performed on violin by the troubled human and viola by the Devil’s shadow.”

– Sarah Martin (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013)


Audio Interview with Colin Pip Dixon about His Majesty, the Devil from The Fringe Review (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013)

Recorded Interview


NYTHEATER Interview with Colin Pip Dixon about His Majesty, the Devil


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