Jane Rutter

Jane Rutter #1 © Brendan Read

Australian flautist, Jane Rutter is an expert in the French Flute School and is regarded as one of its finest exponents, combining through her French family heritage, its perfection of technique and tone, and also elegance in performance style.

She was awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2016 and made a Fellow of the AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC in 2015 for her outstanding achievements and services to Music.

Jane Rutter has released some twenty-two solo recordings, has played in performances ranging from baroque recitals at LA SAINTE CHAPELLE in Paris, to THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE and VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE in Melbourne, to joining a line-up of transgender stars at Sydney’s iconic TILBURY HOTEL.

Her classical career is further broadended by her skills in World Music, Theatre, Film, Composition & Improvisation. She has appeared in the UK, Europe, USA, South-East Asia, South America and China, and is a household name in Australia. Described by ABC CLASSIC FM as, one of Australia’s leading performance artists and depicted by LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE, in a 2007 cover story, as one of the leading female influences in classical music worldwide,  she is an Alumnus of SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, and also studied in Paris on a French Government scholarship with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion – she has acted as translator for Alain Marion’s summer master classes at L’ACADEMIE INTERNATIONALE D’ETE DE NICE,  and was selected to perform the annual tribute to him at his residence outside Avignon, France.  And she is the only Australian to have been invited to perform at  the CONVENTION DE LA FLUTE FRANÇAISE in Vieme.

Jane Rutter was the founder of the innovative chamber group, POSH, has toured for MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA and has appeared with THE SEYMOUR GROUP and THE AUSTRALIA ENSEMBLE, performs worldwide as a soloist in recital, as a concerto soloist with such orchestras as the AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, and in her one-woman classical-cabaret performances. Her concert-theatre piece, TUTTI-FLUTTI, was nominated for an EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE award.

Her work has seen her appear on the same bill as Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras and collaborate with such prominent artists as Richard Bonynge and Christopher Hogwood, Pascale Roge, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER, David Helfgott, Slava Grigoryan, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Taryn Fiebig, Bertrand Cervera, David Braccini, Kathryn Selby, Greta Bradman, Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, Janis Siegel, Yvonne Kenny, Gerard Willems, Michael Crawford, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hobson and Simon Tedeschi.

She collaborated, for her album TITANIA’S DREAM, with Oscar nominee composer, David Hirshfelder, subsequently playing the role of Titania in performances of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Diane Cilento’s KARNAK PLAYHOUSE in Queensland.

The sound track album to her DVD, AN AUSTRALIAN IN PARIS: HOMAGE TO FRENCH FLUTE reached No1 position in the classical charts and was nominated for an ARIA award. Her albums FRENCH KISS and FLUTE SPIRIT: DREAMS & IMPROVISATIONS, an homage to 1970’s flautist, Paul Horn, both appeared in the Top 10 ARIA classical charts in the same week, FRENCH KISS going on to achieve No1 position.

Other recent recordings include VIVALDI: THE FOUR SEASONS with SINFONIA AUSTRALIS available on the ABC CLASSICS label and FLUTE FANTASY, an album of the music for flute in film.

In 2014, France’s leading flute magazine, LA TRAVERSIERE published a feature article on her work and her career has been the subject of an Australian 60 MINUTES television feature.

Jane Rutter’s work has met with consistent critical acclaim, FLUTE VIEW in the USA writing, Rutter’s interpretations of the popular Four Seasons Concerti are vibrant and innovative… wholesome and impeccable artistry soaring throughout. Her work is outstanding and deserves a full house standing ovation., while London’s DAILY MAIL described her as, A star of the flute…, and the EVENING STANDARD has written Jane Rutter knows contemporary audiences’ taste for “events concerts”. She is out to demonstrate the full breadth of her skills and appeal and to provide the full atmospheric skills. The SYDNEY MORNING HERALD has said, A Jane Rutter speciality is sparking flute playing. Her strength lies in a dexterous brilliance which scoffs at the need to breathe…Rutter’s playing is persuasively phrased, delivered with flexible lungs and nimble finger and a quick-silver accuracy., THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN has described her as,  “The divine Miss R”. She’s a classical siren in whose hands the flute becomes an instrument of seduction and sensual pleasure., the CANBERRA TIMES has written, Jane Rutter fits the bill as the glamourous classical pop star and flute player extraordinaire., and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH has said, Doing the unexpected and making it work is something Rutter has made a specialty of during her long career… She added sex appeal to the flute repertoire and was a trail blazer for other musicians moving into other genres., and THE SUNDAY AGE writes, Jane Rutter is one of the finest flautists this country has produced. She plays classical as well as everything else. She is a free spirit, one of the blessed people.

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