Jane Kircher
Jane is currently based in Perth and is the principal bassoon with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this she was principal bassoon with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, a position she was appointed to at age 23. Her love of orchestral music has seen her performing around the world with esteemed international festival orchestras including the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Japan) under the baton of Charles Dutoit and the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland) with James Levine. Additionally, she has performed on several occasions as guest principal bassoon with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Jane has appeared as a soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra twice, the St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra (Auckland) and the Victoria University Orchestra as a winner of the Victoria University Concerto Competition. In demand as a chamber musician, she performs with a variety of ensembles including the Arundo Reed Quintet, with whom she has recorded for ABC Classic FM.

Jane studied at Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. With the assistance of the Patricia Pratt Scholarship she completed a Master of Music in Orchestral Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Jane currently teaches bassoon at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and at the University of Western Australia.
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