Internationally renowned flautist returns to Burnie for only 2012 Tasmanian Performance

Thursday, 05 July 2012

Internationally renowned flautist Jane Rutter returns to Burnie with her performance, An Australian in Paris on Friday 13 July at 8pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre. This will be her only Tasmanian performance in 2012. Music lovers have just one chance this year to see and hear one of Australia’s best loved classical artists.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “Jane performed to a full house in her first performance in Burnie in 2010. The audience just loved her. She is an enchanting storyteller and her musical talents will certainly impress. She is a very witty and smart performer. I am looking forward to seeing her show, which she is performing for the first time in Tasmania.”

At the age of 18 Jane went to Paris to study the flute with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion, two of the instruments great luminaries. This was a life changing trip and experience for Jane and inspiration for her show.

Greg Leong, Director of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre said, “Jane will transport the whole audience to Paris and will share personal anecdotes and delicious French music and poetry.

“Jane will reminisce about her student days in Paris and tells tales of other artists, writers and musicians who also flocked to the ‘city of love’ to develop and shape their artistic personalities.”

Simon Ghraichy will be Jane’s accompanist at the performance and is a star in his own right. 

“Mr. Ghraichy, winner of several prestigious competitions, is a Latin American pianist visiting from Paris where he was trained. He has performed with the Brazil Symphony Orchestra, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, USiSA International music festival in South Africa, Exit Festival in Serbia and the Isang Yun festival in South Korea. How thrilling to add Burnie as one of the many destinations around the world he will have performed at,” Mr Leong said.

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728