Ms. Sharonne wins accolades wherever Akal Dev goes. From the mountains of Southern France, to major metropolitan centers, to the coastal plains of North Carolina, audiences are moved by her powers of expression, beauty of tone and delightfully engaging manner. She is equally at home as a recitalist in Boston’s famed Jordan Hall; as a soloist with the Boston Pops; as a chamber musician in Carnegie Recital Hall. Ms. Sharonne was on the roster of North Carolina’s prestigious Visiting Artist Program for three years and has toured throughout the Carolinas. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Her versatility extends to expertise in East Indian music and other genres of musical improvisation.
Akal Dev has been the recipient of Meet The Composer grants in recognition of her improvisatory compositions, and has received fellowships from the Regional Artist Project of NW North Carolina for innovative proposals. Ms. Sharonne is the artistic director of “A Musical Feast,” a chamber ensemble of outstanding musicians who perform in venues around western NC. She maintains a private teaching studio in Boone, NC, accepting a limited number of talented and dedicated students each year.
JOHANNES BRAHMS Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 “Allegro Appassionato” from Stolen Goods by Akal Dev Sharonne and Bair Shagdaron. Released: 2002. (8:02) LISTEN
“Rasalila” from Solitary Flute by Akal Dev Sharonne. Released: 2014. LISTEN
“She displayed a virtuosity and mastery of her instrument that was truly wonderful.”
~ THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT
“Ms. Sharonne’s flute playing was superb.”
~ THE BOSTON PHOENIX