Joan Dickson

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Joan Dickson (21 December 1921 in Edinburgh – 9 October 1994 in London) was one of the great cello teachers of the twentieth century.[citation needed] She worked primarily in the United Kingdom, and was a professor at the Royal College of Music in London. She was also a notable performer, giving many duo recitals with her longtime partner Joyce Rathbone. Joan also collaborated regularly with her sister Hester, who is also a pianist, and remains a piano accompaniment lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

She studied with Enrico Mainardi in Paris.

Her students included Alexander Baillie, Richard Harwood, Andrew Shulman and Louisa Tuck.


  • Margaret Campbell: "Joan Dickson". In: Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 22. August 2012. (subscription required)

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