Flutist Dionne Jackson was the first American in more than a decade to receive First Prize in Flute from the Paris Conservatory, 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 »
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 frequently with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, notably at Carnegie Hall under Andris Nelsons.
A graduate of both The Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker, and Indiana University, she is highly esteemed as a teacher. She is a frequent performer, master-class guest, and a sponsored Sankyo artist.