Capturing the spirit of the flute and the seasons
Classical free spirit and brilliant flautist, Jane Rutter, is an internationally acclaimed soloist renowned for her onstage warmth, technical brilliance and dynamic performances.
Jane studied on a French Government scholarship in Paris, with the legendary flautists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion, after which she went on to lecture at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, founded The Music Scheme, formed the innovative chamber group POSH, worked as a principal flute in the Elizabethan Trust Orchestra and toured with MusicaViva.
A musician sans frontiers (without boundaries), Jane is considered a world expert on French-Style flute playing, and its affiliation with the voice. Following the French tradition, Jane's classical career has been enhanced by her ability as a 'crossover artist' (theatre, cabaret, world music, improvisation, film, and composition).
Her concerts often receive standing ovations and she has performed with many acclaimed artists including Richard Bonynge, Pascale Roge, The Manhattan Transfer, David Helfgott, Slava Grigoryan, James Morrison, Yvonne Kenny, Michael Crawford, and Simon Tedeschi, as well as performed as a soloist with many leading orchestras.
Described by ABC Classic FM as "one of Australia's leading performance artists", Jane has released 17 top selling solo albums. One of Jane's most recent recordings, Flute Spirit: Dreams and Improvisations, (an homage to 70's flautist, Paul Horn) was released last year on ABC Classics.
Her latest album, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons was recorded with The Orchestra of the Anitpodes also for ABC Classics and released in October. Jane has combined her latest two albums to create a new solo concert which is now touring around the country.