Jane Rutter

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Jane Rutter
Born (1958-11-02) 2 November 1958 (age 60)
GenresClassical, jazz, pop

Jane Rutter (born 2 November 1958) is an Australian flautist. Her repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, and pop music.[1]


Rutter specializes in the French Flute School.[2] She attended the Conservatorium High School in Sydney, then the University of Sydney. She was given a scholarship from the French government to study with flautists Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

She has lectured at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, founded The Music Scheme, formed the chamber group POSH, produced concerts at the Sydney Opera House, and toured for Musica Viva Australia. Rutter has performed worldwide as a soloist in recital and with orchestras and at international flute conventions. She has released over twenty top-selling solo albums. She is producer and artistic director of Live at Lunch, the Concourse Chatswood, and The Karnak Playhouse.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Rutter was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Music in 2015. During the following year, she was selected to perform the annual tribute to Alain Marion at his residence outside Avignon, France. She is the only Australian to have been invited to perform at a Convention de la Flute Francaise (Veme in 2016).

In 2016, Rutter was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Rutter lives in Sydney with her family.[6] Outside music, she supports green causes. In 2011 her stepsister took her to court over their father's estate.[7]

Selected discography[edit]

  • Jane Rutter French Flute
  • Jane Rutter: Vivaldi The Four Seasons
  • Flute Spirit Dreams and Improvisations (nominated for an Aria Award for Best World Music Album)
  • Flute Fantasy
  • French Kiss
  • An Australian in Paris nominated for an Aria Award for Best Film Soundtrack Album; Reached No 1 In ARIA Classical Charts
  • Titania's Dream: Puck's Flute On a Mid Summer's Night
  • Flute Samba
  • Embraceable You – Jane Rutter Plays the Gershwin Songbook
  • The Very Best of Jane Rutter – Reached No 1 In ARIA Classical Charts
  • Fire and Water: An Irish Fantasy
  • Brazil with Slava Grigoryan nominated for a 2004 Aria Award for Best World Music Album Reached No 1 In ARIA Classical Charts
  • Verse 1
  • Romancing the Flute
  • Blo
  • Apasionada
  • Jane Rutter Plays Mozart/Mozart's Flute
  • Nocturnes and Preludes for Flute
  • The Posh Chamber Funk
  • Posh


  1. ^ Fowler, Sharon (8 December 2007). "Jane Rutter - The Australian". The Australian. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Jane Rutter". ABC Music. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Jane Rutter". www.janerutter.com. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  4. ^ McPherson, Angus (14 September 2016). "Jane Rutter to be honoured by the French Government". Limelight magazine. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ McGrane, Danielle (28 November 2016). "French knighthood for flautist Jane Rutter". news.com.au. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  6. ^ Georgina Cooke, My Perfect Weekend: Jane Rutter July 1 2014.
  7. ^ Janet Fife-Yeomans, Battles of wills doesn't pay the bills, The Daily Telegraph, December 24, 2011 .

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