"I have the greatest pleasure in recommending Jane Rutter’s warm and sensual flute playing. She is a generous and brilliant flautist of the highest calibre".
"A new star of the flute"
London Evening Standard
"Rutter is technically brilliant. She brings to her instrument a feel, an emotion, almost an impressionism that greatly adds to her hold over the listener".
"Rutter's playing is persuasively phrased, delivered with flexible lungs and nimble fingers and a quick silver accuracy"
Sydney Morning Herald
"I feel distinctly privileged on the eve of Mozart's bicentenary to record these enchanting works. To work with Jane Rutter has been pure joy. Her innate musicality and incredible energy inspired us all."
"Jane Rutter is the Bette Midler of the flute. The divine Miss R. She's a classical siren in whose hands the flute becomes and instrument of seduction and sensual pleasure".
the Weekend Australian(cover story)
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, South America and China.
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.In2005 Jane was the patron of the Australian International Flute Convention.
Jane Rutter appeared as guest soloist with Michael Crawford at Leeuwin Estate and tours regularly for Musica Viva Australia 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, Gerard Willems, Marshall McGuire, Guy Noble, Suzanne Johnston, David Hirshfelder, Simon Tedeschi, Tommy Emanuel, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Judy Bailey, Rick Price, Tina Arena, Peter Cousens, Simon Gallaher, Jennifer McGregor, Tommy Tycho, Dennis O’Neill,Richard Bonynge and stars of the Australian Opera, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, and the Manhattan Transfer.She performs regularly with David Helfgott, a much loved duo.
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 recently become an established artist with ABC Classics. 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 and a limited edition CD recording Verse 1 (as part of her endorsement of Brookland Valley’s Verse 1 wines).
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.
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. She has toured a chamber version of this repertoire with string trio and harp.
In June 2005 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's latest release, Embraceable You: Jane Rutter plays the Gershwin Songbook with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, which also reached number 1 status prompting an invitation from Michael Feinstein to perfom at New York's prestigious Feinstein's at the Regency.
Jane's latest projects include a ballet score, Flute Spirit a concert/classical cabaret piece An Australian in Paris, a theatre piece Titania's Dream with actress Jackie Weaver and recording collaborations pianist Simon Tedeschi and recordings of exotic works for solo flute.
Jane will be touring Paris, and Embraceable You, and with Simon Tedeschi in 2007/08.
Jane Rutter describes herself as a "Bel Canto flute player" - a term coined by disciples of the Rampal School of flute playing after the passing of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion. "The flute is always first and foremost a voice, and music is the secret language of the entire world " says Jane.