Sharon Bezaly (born 1972) is a flutist.
Bezaly was born in Israel, but lives presently in Sweden. Her virtuosity has drawn comparisons to David Oistrakh and Vladimir Horowitz. She has been an international star since 1997, when she began her solo flute career. She made her solo debut at 14 with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. Her flute was made by Muramatsu Flutes out of 24-karat gold.
Sharon Bezaly has appeared with leading symphony and chamber orchestras in Japan, China, Israel, Central and Western Europe, England, North and South America, Australia and Scandinavia. She has also performed at venues including the Vienna Musikverein, Châtelet in Paris, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and at festivals with Gidon Kremer of the Bartók Quartet. In May 2006, she appeared at Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis) with Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra.
Bezaly has released 24 award-winning CDs with the Swedish record company BIS. She was married to the owner Robert von Bahr.
Complete discography: Pipe Dreams Aug 12 · 1789 LigAlien – Music by Mari Takano Dec 11 · CD-1453 Across the Sea – Chinese-American Flute Concertos Oct 11 · CD-1739 Beamish – Orchestral Works Jul 10 · CD-1601 Masterworks for Flute and Piano II May 10 · SACD-1729 Sharon Bezaly plays Bacri, Bernstein, Dean & Rouse Feb 10 · CD-1799 Nicolas Bacri – Sturm und Drang Sep 09 · CD-1579 Christopher Rouse – Orchestral Music II Sep 09 · CD-1586 Brett Dean – Water Music Jul 09 · CD-1576 Schnittke – Concerto grosso No.1 & Symphony No.9 Remembrance May 9 · CD-1650 Whirling Dance – Works for Flute and Traditional Chinese Orchestra Mar 09 · SACD-1759 Spellbound - Sharon Bezaly Oct 08 · CD-1649 Barocking together Jul 08 · CD-1689 Mozart - Complete Works for Flute and Orchestra Feb 08 · SACD-1539 French Delights Oct 07 · SACD-1639 Haukur Tómasson – Concertos Jun 07 · CD-1419 Uljas Pulkkis - Enchanted Garden May 7 · SACD-1339 Seascapes Apr 07 · SACD-1447 Bridge across the Pyrenees - Flute Concertos Gubaidulina - ... The Deceitful Face of Hope and Despair Mar 06 · SACD-1449 Bezaly and Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano Jan 06 · SACD-1429 Nordic Spell - Concertos for Flute and Orchestra May 5 · CD-1499 Christian Lindberg - A composer´s portrait Mar 05 · CD-1428 Solo Flute from A to Z - Vol.3 Oct 04 · SACD-1459 Paul Kletzki - Symphony No.3 In memoriam Apr 04 · CD-1399 Chamber Music for Flute, Viola and Piano Dec 03 · CD-1439 Solo Flute from A to Z - Vol.2 Apr 03 · CD-1259 Apéritif - A French Collection for Flute and Orchestra Nov 02 · CD-1359 Takemitsu - A String Around Autumn Antal Dorati - Night Music Jun 02 · CD-1099 Café au lait - Music for Flute and Piano Dec 01 · CD-1239 Solo Flute from A to Z - Vol.1 Apr 01 · CD-1159 Bright Sheng: Flute Moon - China Dreams - Postcards Jun 00 · CD-1122 Mozart - Flute Quartets May 00 · CD-1044 Flutissimo Aug 99 · CD-103 The Israeli Connection - flute and piano Nov 98 · CD-959 Rota - Chamber Music Jun 97 · CD-870
- Cannes Classical Young Artist of the Year Award, 2003
- Klassic Echo's Instrumentalist of the Year, 2002
- BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2006-2008
- Minnesota Orchestra's showcase concert magazine, May 6, page 41