Meet The Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Brass - Flute

Louise Dixon


Louise Dixon has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s flute section since 1973. At the time of her appointment by Sir Georg Solti, she was principal flute of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and a member of the Grant Park Orchestra.

A native of Pigeon, Michigan, Dixon was introduced to the flute through the school music program and joined the Saginaw Youth Orchestra, winning the Young Artist Competition to appear as soloist with the Saginaw Symphony. After completing high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, she earned a performer’s certificate and a Bachelor of Music degree at Indiana University and a master’s degree at Northwestern University. Her teachers included James Pellerite and Walfrid Kujala.

Since joining the CSO, Dixon has been an active performer on the Orchestra's chamber music series and a frequent soloist at the Bach Week Festival in Evanston. On several occasions she has been a soloist with the CSO, performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 at Orchestra Hall and at Ravinia. She has also performed as a guest artist with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and has been a member of the faculty at the DePaul University School of Music.

September 2012

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