Robert Coxon biography
Robert Haig Coxon was born in Montreal, Canada and studied composition at McGill University. Highly regarded as a multi-keyboardist, Robert draws on a broad range of personal, spiritual and musical experience to create his music for meditation.
After starting to play the piano at age 1 1/2 ... two hands, no less... he started lessons at age 9 on the piano his grandmother gave him. Not content with playing what others wrote, he started composing at age 11. While others were out playing sports, at age 17, Robert found himself playing professionally in bars and lounges. As though his music didn't quite take up enough time, he also became an artist, involved in painting and professional graphic arts starting in High School. At McGill, Robert also studied trombone and organ, and became an accomplished pop and jazz musician.
His music led him into education, where he taught band to youngsters for several years until he could begin his professional career. Like most artists who have "made it," Robert started out with a tremendous variety of musical experience and jobs. He was musical director of a 10 piece Disco band, joined a well-known Canadian pop group called "The Bells" (a group with gold albums to their name), and began to write film music. He then became seriously interested in topping off his knowledge with a concentrated study in classical music, studying privately with Rose Goldblatt, a well-known international classical performer and recording artist.
Robert's first release? A 45rpm record called "Ballad of America" with Celine Dion's publisher!
He stopped playing commercially in order to concentrate on composing his 1986 release, Crystal Silence, which became a hit across Canada. His next album, Crystal Silence II became number 1 and 2 on the New Age charts as published by Guide Resources magazine. Robert's first live CBC radio broadcast across Canada was very well received, and the most prominent critic at the time said, "Robert Haig Coxon has nothing to envy in Vangelis." This kind of review became very common.
He has been nominated three times for the prestigious "Felix" award (French equivalent to the Grammy), and slowly became Canada's best-selling New Age artist. In 1995 he released perhaps his best known album to date, Silent Path, which almost instantly became number 1 in Canada and in France. (It also eventually made number 1 in the New Age USA charts as well).
The most secret part of Robert's work... the part most haven't heard until this bio, is his interest in trying to test music scientifically... finding where the interdimensional parts are that touch and heal people, as he has seen his music do, for years. He regularly sneaks away to places where he can do scientific research on sound.
He began traveling with Lee Carroll and Jan Tober in 1998, and has remained as the musical identity of the Kryon work to date. His presence has awed audiences in the Kryon seminars all through the U.S, Canada, France, Belgium, Mexico, Swizerland, Austria, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Russia and Israel.
His albums to date include:
- Cristal Silence I - The Silence Within
- Cristal Silence II - Beyond Dreaming
- Cristal Silence III- The Inner Voyage
- Cristal New Age Stories
- The Silent Path
- Prelude to Infinity
- The Infinite... essence of life
- Goddess, The Power of Woman
"Robert Coxon is undoubtedly one of the great composers reincarnated. If you are looking for a perfect blend of New Age and classical music, this is it! Coxon studied composition at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, and it shows. His skill as a composer is nothing short of mastery. He has achieved some of the most beautiful drop-dead gorgeous musical phrases I have ever heard. Coxon uses a combination of synthesizer and real instruments to create magnificent melodies with a lush symphonic background. All are calm, soothing and will unravel the tightest knots of stress. You'll fall in love with The Silent Path. Don't be surprised if you experience goose bumps and cleansing tears while listening to this incredible music. Highly Recommended!"
Karen Smith-Pearson, Overtones Magazine
Dallas, TX - USA
Karen Smith-Pearson, Overtones Magazin (Dallas, USA)