Flute world mourns distinguished leader

Flute world mourns distinguished leader


norman lebrecht

April 21, 2017

We are saddened by the death, from cancer, of Philip Dikeman, flute player for 20 years with the Detroit Symphony, two of them as acting principal. He also played with Nashville Symphony.

Early on, he was Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Philip, who was 54 years old, was associate professor of flute at Blair School of Music.

He chaired the 2014 National Flute Association Convention in Chicago.


  • Russell Platt says:

    Wonderful musician, lovely man. This is very sad indeed.

    Blair School of Music is part of Vanderbilt University, in Nashville.

  • Lucia Unrau says:

    Phil was a class act and an amazing musician.