CD release — available at bridgerecords.com
Dionne Jackson’s CD of French flute masterpieces, Parisian Inspirations, recorded with pianist Marija Stroke and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Adam Abeshouse, was released on the Bridge Records label in January 2017. The CD includes:
- Debussy: Syrinx
- Dutilleux: Sonatine pour flûte et piano
- Poulenc: Sonate pour flûte et piano
- Roussel: Joueurs de flûte
- Ferroud: Trois pièces
- Bozza: Image
- Taffanel: Andante pastoral et Scherzettino
- Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro scherzando
Jackson performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
During the 2015–16 season, Jackson performed numerous times with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including a concert at Carnegie Hall under Andris Nelsons, and a concert at Tanglewood, where she performed Daphnis and Chloe, Afternoon of a Faun and Carmina Burana. She also was invited to perform second flute in “Symphony No. 9” on the 2016 CD Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, part of a BSO project with Deutsche Grammophon. In addition, she played several concerts with the Boston Pops under conductors Keith Lockhart and film composer John WIlliams.
The French Flute — Secrets and Strategies: The April 2016 issue of the New York Flute Club Newsletter published an article by Dionne Jackson about her two years of disciplined training at the Paris Conservatory. Read the article here »
Nielsen’s Flute Concerto
On February 19, 2016, Dionne Jackson performed Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Sewell. In an interview in the Wisconsin Gazette, she said “This is my favorite concerto ever written for the flute and one of the best.” Read the interview here » Read a review by blogger Greg Hettmansberger here »
Photo: Todd Rosenberg
Flutist Dionne Jackson was the first American in more than a decade to receive First Prize in Flute from the Paris Conservatory of Music, where she studied with the legendary teaching duo Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot. She also received First Prize in Chamber Music and performed solo recitals in Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Tours, Toulouse, and Monte Carlo while on a Fulbright grant in Paris. Her CD of French flute masterpieces, Parisian Inspirations, was released by Bridge Records in January 2017. Available here »
Jackson has performed to critical acclaim as soloist, orchestral performer, and chamber musician. New York Concert Review critic Jed Distler hailed her Carnegie Hall solo debut as “a triumph on every level…. with technical perfection and incomparable soul.” Chicago Sun-Times critic Andrew Patner praised her performances as “awe-inspiring” and “phenomenal.”
In her native Chicago, Jackson has held the position of assistant principal flute with Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2001. She also performed regularly for more than a decade as a substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As guest assistant principal flute for the 2008–2009 season, she performed with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall and on international tours to Asia under the batons of Pierre Boulez and Bernard Haitink. During the 2015–2016 season, she performed at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons and was invited to perform second flute in “Symphony No. 9” on the 2016 CD Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, part of a BSO project with Deutsche Grammophon.
Jackson is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker; while at Juilliard, she played substitute flute and piccolo in the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly, and Valery Gergiev. She also holds a bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate from Indiana University. She has served on the music faculties of Roosevelt University–Chicago College of Performing Arts and the University of Connecticut. Jackson is a frequent performer and master-class guest and a sponsored Sankyo artist.