Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Sharon Bezaly is an acclaimed Israeli flutist who sometimes has been called “a Paganini of the flute”. She studied with Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot at the Paris Conservatory where she won the First prize and took masterclasses with Aurèle Nicolet.
Her first notable solo appearance was as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta when she was only 13.
After her studies she was a Principal flute at the Camerata Academica in Salzburg but decided to pursue solo career in 1997. Since then Sharon Bezaly has performed with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and venues like the Musikverein in Vienna, the BBC Proms, the Wigmore Hall in London and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has won several prestigious awards: "Instrumentalist of the Year" by the prestigious Klassik Echo in Germany (2002), "Young Artist of the Year" at the Cannes Classical Awards (2003) and MIDEM Classical Award (2006).
Sharon Bezaly has made numerous award-winning recordings for BIS label. Some of them include flute concertos dedicated to her: Sofia Gubaidulina (“The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair”), Christian Lindberg (“The World of Montuagretta”), Kalevi Aho, Haukur Tómasson, José Serebrier, and Jeff Beal to name a few. In 2018 she has been elected as a full Member of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy.