Jane Rutter is established as one of Australia’s most brilliant and versatile flautists. One of the few classical flautists in the world with the ability to cross over successfully into jazz and pop, all her albums have entered the FM pop charts. She attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School and was then awarded a French government scholarship to study in Paris with Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Returning from Paris, Jane Rutter was appointed lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, formed the eclectic chamber group "Posh" and toured extensively for Musica Viva. She produced and starred in many concerts in the Sydney Opera house. Since 1990, she has been a household name in Australia, appearing on every major television variety and current affairs show, including a 60 Minutes feature. At the 1992 Edinburgh Festival, her one-woman show, Tutti Flutti, was nominated for Fringe Award. Jane Rutter presented on Channel Nine’s Getaway in 1994, winning a "Peoples Choice" award. She has performed in UK, Europe, USA, South-East Asia, the South Pacific and South America. Jane Rutter received critical acclaim as a composer with her album, blo, collaborating with Oscar nominee David Hirschfelder, Peter Bowman, Janis Siegel and Virgil Donati. She played the role of Titania in the Karnak Playhouse production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for which she wrote the incidental music. In 1999, she played in an international tribute concert to the late Alain Marion at the National Flute Convention in Atlanta, USA and in 2000, Jane was international guest artist and lecturer at the International Flute Festival, Brazil. Jane Rutter appeared as guest soloist with Michael Crawford at Leeuwin Estate and has recently toured for Musica Viva Australia with guitarist Greg Pikler and with vocalist/ music theatre star, Angela Toohey, in the new cabaret spectacular Broadway Babes:Songs from the Stage they're Going Through. She has appeared as a soloist in Sydney's "Mozart by Moonlight" Series and performed at many festivals in Australia and overseas. Jane Rutter has performed with most of the Australian symphony orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Bach Orchestra, the Seymour Group and the Sydney Youth Orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist with Christopher Hogwood,t,Gerard Willems, Marshall McGuire, Louise Johnson, Suzanne Johnston, David Hirshfelder, Simon Tedeschi, Tommy Emanual, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Judy Bailey, Rick Price, Tina Arena, Peter Cousens, Simon Gallaher, Tommy Tycho and international tenor, Dennis O’Neill. A true disciple of Alain Marion, and Jean Pierre Rampal, Jane Rutter is known for her dynamic and communicative performing and teaching skills. Jane has formed her own record label, Musique, with impressario Robie Porter. She recorded a hit single with acclaimed American new age pianist, Suzanne Ciani. Other recordings include a flute concerto (written for her by Guy Noble for ABC Classic FM broadcast) as well as a pop recording of Silent Night for the chart topping Spirit of Christmas album. She recently wrote new material for a limited edition CD recording of Pan (as part of her endorsement of Brookland Valley’s Verse 1 wines). More recently, Jane Rutter released the CD Brazil with guitar virtuoso Slava Grigoryan. This album went to Number 1 in the Classical charts and was nominated for a 2004 Aria award for Best World Music Album. The duo enjoyed a sell-out Australian tour. She has also performed on tour with David Helfgott November.2004 saw the release of the hit ABC classics album "FIre and Water:an Irish Fantasy" (Jane's 8th solo album) with the Queensland Orchestra. Forthcoming projects include a ballet score, a music theatre piece about the French writer Collette, a theatre piece Titania's Dream with actress Jackie Weaver and recording collaborations with conductor Richard Bonynge, harpsichordist Paul Dyer and pianist Simon Tedeschi as well as a recording of esoteric works for solo flute. June 2005 of ABC classics released""The Very best Of Jane Rutter" which reached number 1 on the ABC's Best seller list, as well as the top five in the Aria classical charts. Jane Rutter describes herself as a "Bel Canto flute player" - a term coined by disciples of the Rampal School of flute playing after the deaths of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion. "The flute is always first and forermost a voice' says Jane.
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