|Died||9 October 1994 (aged 72)|
|Other names||Katherine Joan Balfour Dickson|
|Occupation||Cellist and cello teacher|
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 died in London on 9 October 1994.
- Ewan, Elizabeth; Innes, Sue; Reynolds, Siân; Pipes, Rose, eds. (2006). The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. p. 95. ISBN 9780748632930.
- "Joan Dickson 1921-1994: Joan's Memorial Celebration 25 March 1995". Moray Welsh, Cellist, Painter. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- Margaret Campbell: "Joan Dickson". In: Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 22. August 2012. (subscription required)
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