Australian Flutist Jane Rutter, awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2016 is a classical trailblazer who has devoted her life to French flute playing with a career of longevity that spans decades. (‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ is a French award of recognition for significant contributions to Arts & Literature.)
Miss Rutter lectured in Flute, Chamber Music and Performance Pedagogy at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney University. She founded The Music Scheme to assist young professional musicians, formed the innovative chamber group, POSH, has produced many concerts at the Sydney Opera House, toured for Musica Viva and has appeared with The Seymour Group, The Australia Ensemble (formerly UNSWIG), and worked as principal flute in the Elizabethan Trust Orchestra (AOBO). As presenter on Channel Nine’s Getaway, Jane won a Peoples’ Choice award. The Nine Network’s 60 Minutes did a feature story on her musical philosophy and style. For her album Titania’s Dream Jane collaborated with Oscar nominee David Hirshfelder and subsequently played the role of Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Karnak Playhouse.
Jane has performed regularly at the Sydney Opera House and performs worldwide as a soloist in recital, with orchestras, and in her One-woman classical-cabaret performances. Her concert-theatre piece, Tutti-Flutti, was nominated for an Edinburgh Fringe award. A performer and lecturer at International Flute Conventions, in 2005 Jane was the patron of the Australian International Flute Convention. Limelight Magazine, 2007, included Jane on its cover as a leading female influence in the world of Classical Music.
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