First prize graduate of the Paris Conservatory, pupil of Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot, solo flute with Camerata Salzburg under Sándor Végh, described by The Times (UK) as ‘God’s gift to the flute’, Sharon Bezaly has inspired renowned composers as diverse as Gubaidulina, Aho, Serebrier, Hillborg, Beal, Chen and Christian Lindberg to write for her, and has to date over 20 dedicated concertos, which she performs worldwide as one of the world’s extremely rare full-time flute soloists. Chosen ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ by Echo Klassik in Germany and ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the Cannes Classical Awards, she was a member of BBC Radio 3’s ‘New Generation Artists’ Scheme and artist in residence with the Residentie Orkest The Hague (the first wind player to be so chosen).
High-profile appearances include solo performances with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, and at the Musikverein in Vienna, the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall with artists including Mehta, Vänskä, Gilbert, Neeme and Paavo Järvi. She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Sharon Bezaly’s recordings on BIS have won her the highest accolades, including the Diapason d’or (Diapason), Choc (Monde de la Musique), Editor’s Choice (Gramophone) and Stern des Monats (Fono Forum). She plays on a 24-carat gold flute, specially built for her by the Muramatsu team. 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.
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