Jane Rutter

Jane Rutter - flautist

is an internationally-acclaimed soloist renowned for her onstage warmth, technical brilliance and dynamic performances. A classical trailblazer, Jane's classical career is enhanced by her abilities with world music, theatre and improvisation.


Jane received a French Government scholarship to study in Paris, with the legendary flautists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion, after which she lectured at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, founded The Music Scheme, formed the innovative chamber group POSH, and toured for Musica Viva. She is now considered a world expert on French-style flute playing and has performed with such prominent artists as Pascal Rogé, Richard Bonynge, Gerard Willems, The Manhattan Transfer, David Helfgott, Slava Grigoryan, Michael Crawford, Simon Tedeschi & others.


She has also appeared with many orchestras. Jane was a recipient of an Australian Elizabethan Trust award for her research on French Flute. Described by ABC Classic FM as “one of Australia’s leading performance artists,” she has released 20 top-selling solo albums, and has received several ARIA nominations. Jane is an acclaimed composer, particularly in works for flute, her Partita for solo flute (based on Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute) receiving praise from many respected flute colleagues including Margaret Crawford, Sheryl Cohen, Raymond Guiot and Linda Chesis.


In 2014 Jane released to critical acclaim, Flute Spirit and Vivaldi - The Four Seasons for ABC Classics. France's premier flute magazine, La Traversiere, recently did a featured on her work. Jane Rutter is Artistic Director of Live at Lunch at The Concourse Chatswood, and of The Karnak Playhouse & Rainforest Sanctuary for the Diane Cilento Foundation. 

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