Jane Rutter

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Jane Rutter is an Australian musician – a classical flautist[1] who also crosses into jazz and pop. She has performed in the UK, Europe, the US, South-East Asia, the South Pacific, South America and China. She studied with Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris, after which she returned to Australia to lecture in flute and chamber music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

She has performed many times at the Sydney Opera House, toured extensively, widely performed her one-woman show Tutti Flutti, played at the 1999 National Flute Convention in Atlanta, US, and in 2000 was international guest artist at the International Flute Festival, Brazil. In 2005 she was the patron of the Australian International Flute Convention.

Rutter has also presented on Channel Nine’s Getaway, winning a "Peoples' Choice" award, and has also composed several pieces. She collaborated with Oscar nominee David Hirschfelder. She played the role of Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Karnak Playhouse.

Rutter appears as guest soloist with many prominent artists across different styles, including Richard Bonynge, Christopher Hogwood, Michael Crawford, The Manhattan Transfer, David Helfgott, Peter Cousens, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Slava Grigoryan and Simon Tedeschi. She has performed with many Australian symphony orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the City of Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.


Rutter has released 11 solo CDs, including several with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Classics label.

These include:

  • Embraceable You – Jane Rutter plays the Gershwin Songbook (2007)
  • The very best of Jane Rutter (2005) – video
  • Fire and Water: an Irish Fantasy (2004) – video
  • Brazil (2004) with Slava Grigoryan (Guitar) that was nominated for a 2004 Aria Award for Best World Music Album
  • Verse 1 (2002)
  • Romancing The Flute (1998)
  • Blo (1996)
  • Apasionada (1992)
  • Jane Rutter plays Mozart (1991)
  • Mozart's Flute (1990)
  • Nocturnes And Preludes For Flute (1989)


  1. ^ Manheim, James. "Mozart's Flute - Jane Rutter - Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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