Jane is a versatile Melbourne-based pianist. She began studying piano at the age of four and her love of music has been a driving force throughout her life. Jane was awarded her A.Mus.A. in Piano at the age of 15 and also studied clarinet, oboe and harpsichord through secondary school and university. She completed a B.Mus/B.A at The University of Melbourne and has studied further as a répétiteur with the Opera Studio Melbourne and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.

Jane has extensive experience as a performer, accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists, playing chamber music, entertaining at weddings and functions as well as performing at Melbourne's Crown Casino. Jane regularly plays for various musical theatre companies, choirs and as a church organist. She has worked as a cocktail pianist for Norwegian Cruise Lines and in recent years has been a répétiteur for Lyric Opera and CitiOpera as well as touring China with the Australian International Opera Company. 

In her Arts degree Jane pursued her passion for language with majors in French and Linguistics. This, combined with her love of the opera repertoire, has led Jane to pursue further language study in France, Italy and Germany in recent years.

Currently Jane is the pianist for Opera Australia's 2017 Victoria Schools Tour of The Magic Flute. 

Jane first played for Lyric on the 2014 production of Werther and has been repetiteur and orchestral pianist on every productions since. 

JANE MATHESON

Repetiteur

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