Jane Rutter is “The Divine Miss R”. She’s a classical siren in whose hands the flute becomes an instrument of seduction and sensual pleasure.

– The Weekend Australian

Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Spring (Allegro) Jane Rutter Flute, Erin Helyard, Sinfonia Australis

Originally written for solo violin, Vivaldi’s dynamic, vivid portrait of the moods and activities of the seasons was one of the most innovative works of its day, and has continued to thrill audiences ever since. From the joyful birds of Spring to the thrill of the hunt in Autumn, this is music at its most descriptive, engaging and beautiful.

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    Press Quotes and Testimonials about Jane Rutter

    Jane Rutter is one of the finest flautists this country has produced…She is a free spirit, one of the blessed people.
    The Sunday Age 
    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. 
    – Jean-Pierre Rampal
    A star of the flute! 
    – London Daily Mail 
    I have listened to Jane’s Gershwin disc (Embraceable You: Jane Rutter plays the Gershwin Song Book) and enjoyed it a great deal. It was everything that I imagined it would be. I was delighted and moved by the myriad ways Miss Rutter interpreted George (and Ira) Gershwin. 
    Michael Feinstein

     

    A Jane Rutter speciality is sparkling flute playing. Her strength lies in a dexterous brilliance, which scoffs at the need to breathe. She has a bright clear tone and excels in moments of whimsical and dancing precision.
    – Sydney Morning Herald 
    Ms. Rutter’s interpretations of the popular Four Seasons Concerti are vibrant and innovative. The entire CD is lovely to listen to, with Jane Rutter’s wholesome and impeccable artistry soaring throughout. Ms. Rutter does an exemplary job…Her work is outstanding and deserves a full house standing ovation. 
    – Viviana Guzman, The Flute View (USA) 
    Jane Rutter’s magic flute conjures a world of memory and yearning that carries you into the realm of dreams, where colours are brighter, sounds are sweeter and you never want to wake up. If this is the sound of the spirit coming home then it is to the glorious garden of creation where the most sublime song of the flute is heard. Jane Rutter is Australia’s Premier flautist. 
    – Rachael Kohn ABC Radio National
    Say the word ‘flute’ to any Australian and the name Jane Rutter immediately comes to mind. Jane is a classical trailblazer who has paved the way for many Australian musicians-a brilliant musician with an expansive talent to redefine and recreate musical genres.
    – ABC Classic FM
    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.
    Herald Sun
     I found Jane Rutter’s depiction of the Rampal flute school (in the DVD An Australian in Paris) absolutely perfect …Jane brilliantly incorporates the way Jean-Pierre Rampal viewed the flute- his teachings and passion for music the arts and life. It is often difficult to find the right words to express this extraordinary method and philosophy of flute playing-not just a flute method, but a study in the art of life-With An Australian in Paris – as I said it’s just perfect!  
    – Denis Veroust president de L’Association Jean-Pierre Rampal
    Jane Rutter’s interpretation of Ravel’s Bolero, La Piece en Forme de Habanera and Borne’s arrangement of the Fantasia Brilliante sur Carmen not only show off Rutter’s virtuosity but add up to most enjoyable listening.
    The Bulletin 

     

    Jane Rutter is “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 knows contemporary audiences taste for “events concerts”. She is out to demonstrate the full breadth of her skills and appeal and to provide the full atmospheric skills.
    London Evening Standard 
    The flautist credited with turning classical music on its ear. Far from being tamed by classical audiences, she has won audiences over with her sheer virtuosity.
    The Mercury
    Jane Rutter fits the bill as the glamourous classical pop star and flute player extraordinaire.
    Canberra Times 
    Brilliant classical flautist Rutter is equally at home in cabaret… breath catching one-liners and some dazzling send ups, including one of Madonna where Rutter dressed in a shiny golden corset, plays Like a Virgin on piccolo.
    Sydney Morning Herald Metro 
    Doing the unexpected and making it work is something Rutter has made a speciality of during her long career (she’s not very old, rather she was irritatingly precocious). She added sex appeal to the flute repertoire and was a trail-blazer for other musicians moving into other genres. 
    Sunday Telegraph 
    A dazzling brilliant female version of James Galway who dances while she plays.
    Vogue Australia 
    To work with Jane Rutter has been pure joy. I feel distinctly privileged. Her innate musicality and incredible energy inspired us all.
    Richard Bonynge AC, CBE, Commandeur de l’Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres
    Jane’s playing breathes contemporary life into the French Flute School’s exalted status and recalls its glorious past. I thank and applaud Jane for her passion and enthusiasm, and give her a “bravissimo” for her superb talent.!’
    Raymond Guiot, Professor of Flute, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
    Jane Rutter honours the French flute School every time she picks up her flute and plays
    Raymond Guiot, Professor of Flute, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
    When I heard Jane Rutter’s flute playing I knew instantly that she completely understood the soul,technique and methods of the Rampal school. I was enchanted with her musicianship and sound. It’s truly La Belle Flûte Française. I listened to this beautiful flute playing with sweet pleasure. Jean-Pierre Rampal would be very pleased. Merci Jane!
    – Madame Jean-Pierre Rampal
    Jane Rutter, with her effortless long vocal-lines, her beautiful tone and her sensitive and expressive musicianship, is one of the great flute players.
    – Richard Bonynge AC, CBE, Commandeur de l’Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres
    Jane Rutter plays flute with great musicality and emotion, and with a beautiful, luminous sound, which evokes the sunshine of Marseille! It’s beautiful French flute playing!
    – Madame Alain Marion
    Contrary to the belief that Madonna did it first, it was Jane Rutter who made underwear worn as outer-wear popular when she stripped to reveal a Hestia bra while playing a Bach sonata at the Sydney Opera House. A highly ambitious and frightfully talented musician.
    Sunday Telegraph 
    When I heard [the CD] An Australian in Paris, I was proud to see my works featuring in the company of music by Claude Debussy, George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel, played by Jane Rutter. In her recording French Kiss I find in the sonority and in the interpretation a worthy pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal.
    – Claude Bolling
    Jane Rutter is one of the finest flautists this country has produced…She is a free spirit, one of the blessed people. 
    – The Sunday Age
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