BioFlutist Fiona Wilkinson is an Associate Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at the University of Western Ontario's Don Wright Faculty of Music.  A former Chair of the Music Performance Studies department, she is currently division co-ordinator for winds, brass and percussion as well as a co-director of the MPS chamber ensemble program. 

The recipient of numerous Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council awards, Ms Wilkinson has studied with international artists such as Peter Lukas Graf ( Switzerland), William Bennett  and Trevor Wye (London, England) and Jeanne Baxtresser ( New York). Since taking the position at UWO in 1980, Fiona has continued to concertize and record widely throughout North America as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

Ms. Wilkinson is a founding member of the Aeolian Wind Quintet and Triptych. These ensembles have toured extensively throughout Canada, the United States and the Far East.  As a Canadian artist she has been the recipient of numerous awards for career development from the Ontario Arts Council as well as an active commissioner of Canadian compositions. As a freelancer, Fiona has worked with the Toronto Symphony, New Music Concerts - Toronto, the Canadian Opera Co., the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestras. A UWO Academic Development Award enabled Prof. Wilkinson to continue research into the electronic manipulation of the flute's technique through the use of synthesis and samplers. This has been a welcome addition to her involvement with classical, jazz and modern composition.

As a soloist and chamber musician, her discography includes Spells (1983), A Recital for Flute and Organ (1988), Pastels (1992), Triptych (1993), Home Sweet Home (1995) The Devil's Dictionary (2001) and Fiona Wilkinson plays Bach (2008). As a Canadian flutist, her career has produced an extensive discography of important Canadian collaborations with a diversity of artists and composers. This diversity has resulted in frequent guest appearances on CBC Radio and exposure to international performances as a representative of the Canadian arts community.