Jane Rutter is a brilliant and versatile flautist. Concert soloist, classical free spirit and a number 1 recording artist, Jane is a virtuosic disciple of French flute masters Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion.
Renowned for her on-stage warmth, quicksilver technical brilliance, and inspired, dynamic performing and teaching skills, Jane presents the flute as a Bel-canto "voice". She has appeared in the UK, Europe, USA, South-East Asia, South America and China & is a household name in Australia. Described by ABC Classic FM as "one of Australia's leading performance artists", Jane has released 12 top selling solo albums (including one of original compositions) & crosses into Theatre, Jazz, Cabaret and TV.
An Alumnus of Sydney University, Jane furthered her studies as a French Government scholarship holder with Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal. (Jane was translator for Alain Marion for his summer master classes at l'Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice). She returned to Australia in 1981 to lecture in Flute and Chamber Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, founded The Music Scheme to assist young professional players, and formed the innovative chamber group, POSH. Jane produced many concerts, toured for Musica Viva and performed with The Seymour Group, The Australia Ensemble (formerly UNSWIG), and worked as principal flute in the Elizabethan Trust Orchestra (AOBO).
Jane has performed regularly at the Sydney Opera House and performs worldwide as a soloist in recital, with orchestra, and in her One-woman cabaret-style performances. Her show "Tutti-Flutti", was nominated for an Edinburgh Fringe award. A performer and lecturer at International Flute Conventions, in 2005 Jane was the patron of the Australian International Flute Convention.
As presenter on Channel Nine’s Getaway, Jane won a Peoples' Choice award. 60Minutes did a feature story on her musical philosophy and style.
For her album Titania's Dream Jane collaborated with Oscar nominee David Hirshfelder and subsequently played the role of Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Karnak Playhouse. Limelight Magazine, 2007, included Jane as one of the top 11 female influences in the world of classical music.
Jane Rutter appears as guest soloist with many prominent artists across different styles, including Richard Bonynge, Pascal Roge, Christopher Hogwood, Michael Crawford, Taryn Fiebig, Nina Perlove, Bertrand Cervera, Trio Classik, The Manhattan Transfer, David Helfgott, Peter Cousens, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Slava Grigoryan, Mark Isaacs, Marshall McGuire, Kathryn Selby, Gerard Willems and Simon Tedeschi. She performs with many Australian Symphony orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, & the City of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra to name a few. Jane has recently recorded five new albums all due for release.
Future projects include Music–theatre piece, Titania's Dream, and a ballet, Flute Spirit.
La Traversiere- France's premier flute magazine will present a feature article on Jane's work in 2012. Jane is also a devoted environmentalist and is working with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science on OceanAid ,to save the worlds oceans.
Recently Jane received standing ovations in Paris for her Mozart Flute Quartets and for a concert version of "Une Australienne a Paris",and was awarded an Australian Elizabethan Trust Fellowship for her work on the French Flute School.
An Australian in Paris the DVD and CD will be released on ABC CLASSICS (release date March 2012).
Jane Rutter describes herself as a "Bel Canto flute player" - a term coined by disciples of the Rampal School. "The flute is first and foremost a voice. Music is the secret language of humanity", says Jane.
"I have the greatest pleasure in recommending Jane Rutter’s warm and sensual flute playing. She is a generous and brilliant flautist of the highest calibre". - Jean-Pierre Rampal
"A new star of the flute" - London Daily Mail.
"To work with Jane Rutter has been pure joy. I feel distinctly privileged. Her innate musicality and incredible energy inspired us all." - Richard Bonynge
"Jane's playing breathes contemporary life into French Flute School's elevated position and recalls its glorious past. I thank and applaud Jane for her passion and enthusiasm, and give her a 'bravissimo' for her superb talent!" - Raymond Guiot Professeur de Flute, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris.
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