After holding the position of principal flute of the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, Julien Beaudiment is today principal flute of the Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon and professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. He has also held the same position with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Great Britain.
Originally from La Rochelle and Bordeaux, he crossed the English channel at the age of 18 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Paul Edmund-Davies and Averil Williams. He subsequently entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de music de Paris (classes of Sophie Cherrier, Vincent Lucas, and Michel Moraguès).
His solo career is developing rapidly out of the Conservatoire de Paris. He plays as a soloist at major international concert halls, such as the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Khumo Art Hall and the Art Center in Seoul, the Philharmonie in Essen, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels , the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He collaborates with Gustavo Dudamel, Esa Pekka Salonen, Paavo Järvi, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Jurovski, Kirill Petrenko, Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, James Conlon, William Christie, Ivan Fischer, Louis Langrée, Thierry Fischer, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Leonard Slatkin, Susanna Maliki, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, John Adams and Matthias Pintscher.
He has accompanied the choreographers Régine Chopinot and Benjamin Millepied playing Bach as a soloist and expanded its activities by recording in the studio during his American years in Los Angeles for the series Doctor Who and Battle Star Galaktica, as well as working with the actors Seth Macfarlane and Julie Andrews, the pop stars John Legend, Antony and the Johnsons, and Ruben Blades.
Teaching occupies a prominent place in his agenda. After having been the artistic deputy of José Daniel Castellon's flute class at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland, it is today the teacher of the flute class of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon. He is also a visiting professor at the Pole Supérieur de Musique de Bordeaux, as well at the Talent Music Masters of Brescia in Italy.
He teaches every summer at the Nice International Summer Academy in France, as well as at the Orford Music Academy in Canada, the Cagliari International Music Academy in Italy and at the San Francisco Flute festival, and at numerous masterclasses throughout the world, in North America (Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, Vanderbilt University, Manhattan School and Juilliard School in New York, Montreal University) in Europe (Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Ljubljana Conservatory, Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Valencia, Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Granada in Spain, the Haute École de Musique de Genève, the Daniel Baremboim foundation in Seville), and Asia (conservatories and universities in Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Beijing Central Conservatory and Shanghai Music Academy).
Information for February 2019