Flutist Sharon Bezaly is among the world's premier players of her instrument. With some 20 flute concertos written for her, as well as various solo and chamber works, she has an unusually strong commitment to contemporary music. Bezaly was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on October 2, 1972. She did not take up the flute until age 11, but after that, she made rapid progress, appearing with the Israel Philharmonic under conductor Zubin Mehta at 14. She played for the superstar flutist of the day, Jean-Pierre Rampal, who advised her to move to France for further study. There, she worked with Maurice Bourgue, Raymond Guiot, Alain Marion, and Aurèle Nicolet, learning the difficult circular breathing technique from the latter. At the invitation of conductor Sandor Végh, she was engaged as principal flutist of the Camerata Academica Salzburg. Upon ...
Read Full Biography