Described by The Times (UK) as ‘God’s gift to the flute’, Sharon Bezaly is first on the non-alphabetical list in 2019 in BBC Music Magazine’s feature ‘Six of the best’, listing the top flautists of recent years. A first prize graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, pupil of Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot and solo flute with Camerata Salzburg under Sándor Vegh, she is one of the very rare full time flute soloists, making her début with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta at the age of 14.
An alumna of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists Scheme, Sharon Bezaly has been artist in residence with the Residentie Orkest The Hague and won prestigious prizes at Cannes Classical Awards and Echo Klassik. Her playing has inspired many renowned composers to enrich the flute literature with more than 20 concertos. She performs these worldwide, alongside the standard repertoire, collaborating with top orchestras and conductors in high profile settings such as the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House, Vienna Musikverein, Suntory Hall and Carnegie Hall. Sharon Bezaly’s numerous albums on BIS have won her the highest accolades and distinctions from the world’s top magazines, with her versions of Mozart’s Gmajor concerto and Poulenc’s Sonata (with Ronald Brautigam) being named the best recordings by BBC Music Magazine (in 2020 and 2019, respectively). Her perfect control of circular breathing (taught by Aurèle Nicolet) enables her to reach new peaks of musical interpretation, as testified by the comparison to David Oistrakh and Vladimir Horowitz made in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2018 she was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
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