Dickson, Joan (vcl), 1921-1994

Joan Katharine Balfour Dickson, violoncello soloist, chamber music player and well-loved teacher, b. Edinburgh; d. London. 

She studied violoncello with Dr Ruth Waddell at the Waddell School of Music before being awarded a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship to study with Ivor James at the Royal College of Music in London.  Subsequently she became a student of the eminent Italian violoncellist, Mainardi, and from 1951 to 1953 served as his assistant at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Music.   For many years she was violoncellist of the André Mangeot Quartet and was associated with the Will Smit Pianoforte Trio.  

Before returning to Edinburgh to join the New Quartet (of Edinburgh) in 1953 she was well known as a distinguished violoncellist not only in Britain but in Denmark and Germany.  She was a professor at the Royal College of Music, taught at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has many famous pupils.

The daughter of J Douglas Dickson, (god-daughter of family friend, Sir Adrian Boult) and sister of Hester, and Betty who married Reid professor Sidney Newman.

Instrument(s)/responsibility:
violoncello
Nationality:
British, Scottish

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Professor Tovey's Sunday Concert Sunday, October 30, 1932 Usher Hall Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940
Professor Tovey's Sunday Concert Sunday, January 22, 1933 Usher Hall Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940
Professor Tovey's Sunday Concert Sunday, March 5, 1933 Usher Hall Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 25, 1948 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, October 19, 1950 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 25, 1951 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, January 17, 1952 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 15, 1953 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, October 22, 1953 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, October 29, 1953 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, December 10, 1953 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, January 21, 1954 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, March 11, 1954 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, October 28, 1954 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 25, 1954 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 20, 1955 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, January 27, 1955 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 24, 1955 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, October 27, 1955 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 24, 1955 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 2, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, February 23, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, February 23, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, March 1, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, October 25, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 22, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Wednesday, December 5, 1956 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 31, 1957 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Wednesday, February 6, 1957 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 28, 1957 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, October 24, 1957 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 21, 1957 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, January 23, 1958 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Wednesday, February 19, 1958 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 29, 1959 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, January 28, 1960 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, October 20, 1960 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 10, 1960 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, November 16, 1961 The Music Hall Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 17, 1963 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 11, 1965 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Annual Reid Concert 1966 Thursday, February 17, 1966 The Music Hall Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, March 2, 1967 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Wednesday, March 5, 1969 Usher Hall Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 20, 1969 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, January 15, 1970 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1972 Sunday, June 4, 1972 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1972 Saturday, June 10, 1972 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 30, 1972 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, March 7, 1974 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, November 1, 1979 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988