Janet has had a distinguished career in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, holding the Principal Flute position since 1985. This was preceded by the Principal Flute position in the Singapore Symphony. She has also appeared as guest principal with many orchestras, including the Sadlers Wells Ballet Company.
Janet holds an Arts/Music Degree from the Canberra School of Music. Studies with Andras Adorjan in France followed.
Janet has performed as soloist with the Sydney Symphony, Singapore Symphony and the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic on numerous occasions. Of note was a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no 4 for 2 flutes with Sir James Galway and the Sydney Symphony. Other concerto performances include the Mozart concertos in G and D, Mozart Flute and Harp concerto, Danzi concerto for flute and clarinet, Honegger concerto for flute and Cor Anglais, performance and cd recording of Martin concerto for 7 winds, and the Australian premiere performance of the Flute Concerto by Liebermann in 2013 with the Sydney Symphony.
Janet regularly performs recitals and masterclasses, both live and on radio, Australia wide, and more recently in South Korea. Janet has performed chamber music regularly as a member of the Sydney Soloists and the former Australian Wind Virtuosi.
Janet has taught for the Singapore, Sydney, NSW and Tasmanian Universities. She has been instrumental in the development of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute in Tasmania.
In 2010 she was invited to be a juror for the prestigious international “Nicolet Flute Competition”, held in China.
Janet has released two cds with Jocelyn Fazzone – “Tango and All That Jazz” and “Romantic Bon Bons” in 2013.
Jocelyn Edy -Fazzone
Jocelyn Fazzone has a multi-faceted musical profile. She is a Sydney based flutist, pianist, educator and examiner, and has a passion for being able to combine these different roles in her work. In particular, working as associate artist (pianist) with flute players is one of her most rewarding areas of work.
Jocelyn teaches flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Australian International Conservatorium and Wesley Institute, she is Woodwind Advisor and senior examiner with the AMEB NSW, and she is a member of Windfall Sextet. As a teacher, her students have achieved great success in auditions and competitions, and she has been awarded the AMEB NSW shields for achieving the highest exam results for 6 out of the last 9 years.
Jocelyn has worked as orchestral flutist with a number of major orchestras, including the SSO, AOBO, QSO & TSO; she continues to be an active performer of chamber music; she is a frequent guest masterclass presenter for student workshops and teachers’ sessions; she is current vice-president of the NSW Flute Society.
Her early flute studies were under the renowned masters Maxence Larrieu, Bob Willoughby, David Cubbin & Nancy Salas in Sydney, Canberra, Switzerland & the USA.
James Kortum is currently Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Originally from the United States, James came to Australia in 1977 to become Principal Flute with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently he has been Principal Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Second Flute with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has also been Principal flute with the Hunter Sinfonia, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra, Pacific Opera Orchestra and Also Guest Principal Flute with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand). James also has been the Principal flute with the Sydney Productions of Phantom of the Opera and Fiddler on the Roof.
Prior to his current appointment at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, James was Lecturer in Flute at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music for eight years. While at Newcastle University, James completed a Masters of Arts (Music) degree in 2005. He wrote the flute text The Purposeful Flautist: Technique to Interpretation.
In 2014 James, along with Andrew Macleod, Principal Piccolo of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have created The Complete Flute course for advanced flautists in Macedon, Victoria. In 2017 James and Andrew will be running courses in Macedon and Sydney.
James is also a passionate yogi and in 2012 received the Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training from the Yoga Institute (Cammeray, NSW). Now teaching yoga classes for musicians, James teaches classes at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music. He has also given classes in Buonconvento, Italy, the Australian Flute Festival (2013, 2015) and Rice University, Shepherd School of Music (Houston, Texas)