Principal Flutist at the
Orchestre de l'Ope'ra National de Lyon







He recorded the world premiere flute solos of the french version of "Lucia Di Lammermoor" with the famous french soprano N. Dessay. (Virgin Classics).

Renown flautist Julien Beaudiment brilliantly represents the French flute school. Born in 1978, he crossed the Channel when he was 18 years old, to study at the Guidhall School of Music in London with Paul Edmund-Davies and Averill Williams. He stayed there two years, before finishing his studies at the "Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris" with Sophie Cherrier, assisted by Vincent Lucas and Michel MoragueLs for Chamber Music. He successfully obtained the flute and chamber music awards. His studies enabled him to rub shoulders with other great professors, such as Vicens Prats, Maxence Larrieu, Jacques Zoon, Benoi^t Fromanger, Ramson Wilson, Joshua Smith.

While he was still as student at the Conservatoire, he was appointed principal flute at the "Orchestre de l'OpeLra National de Lyon", today conducted by Kazuchi Ono, thereby taking the place of Philippe Bernold at the age of twenty two. Very quickly his concert career led him to perform on great stages and renown festivals such as: "TheLa^tre du Cha^telet" in Paris, "Kumho Art Hall" in Seoul for the "World famous flutists serie", the " Essen Philharmonie", the "Palau de la Musica" in Barcelona, the "Opera National de Lyon", the "Palais des Beaux Arts" in Brussels, "Tokyo Bunka Kaikan", "Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts", "Seoul Art Centre", "Rheingau Festival", "festival de Musique et de Danse de Montpellier", "Varna International Festival" in Bulgaria...He also performed with celebrated orchestras: "l'Orchestre de Paris, l'Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris, the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the HalleL Orchestra in Manchester, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux", as well as in the greatest halls in the world, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Hall, London Royal Festival Hall, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Munich Philharmonie,Frankfurt Alte Oper, Vienna Konzerthaus, Madrid Auditorium, Athens Megaton, Prague Rudolfimum, salle Plleyel, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Tonhalle in Zurich, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tokyo Bunkamura, Pekin Opera, Shanghai Grand theatre...under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Colin Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Ivan Fischer, Sir Roger Norrington, Yuri Temirkanov, Emmanuel Krivine, William Christie, Evelino Pido, Louis LangreLe, Thomas Hengelbrocht, Philippe Jordan, Vladimir Jurovski...

From 2005 to 2006 he was appointed principal flute of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Thierry Fischer and he temporarily took leave from his Orchestra in Lyon, which he rejoined the following year. He is currently the only French flautist to have held this position in a great British Orchestra.

A chamber music enthusiast, he won the Barcelon international sonata competition. He performed beside artists like Philippe Bernold, Lluis claret, Sarah Nemtanu, HerveL Nkaoua, Denis Pascal, Ishiro Nodaira, Jean Francois Zygel, Oliver Triendl, the jazzman Antoine HerveL, the members of the gWiener Philharmonikerh, Ariane Jacob, the "quatuor Psophos", the "quatuor Diotima", Rachel Brown, Michel Moragues, Elizabeth Vidal, Christine ...

He is also a member of the gFaust wind quintet", made up of talented representatives of the new generation of French woodwind players (Nicolas Baldeyrou, Nora Cismondi, Julien Hardy and Benoit de Barsony) and accompanied the famous dancer/choreographer Regine Chopinot for two years the world over, performing the Bach's Partita in the play gColonne.h

He is regularly invited to play with the worldwide renown "Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields" in London with whom he plays in the most beautiful halls, besides Joshua Bell and Murray Perahia, to only name two.

His particularly rich musical career has nevertheless left him time to teach. He is also assistant professor of the "Conservatoire National SupeLrieur de Musique de Lyon", and teaches in many academies: "Vanderbilt Academy in Aix en Provence", the "Nice international summer Academy", the "Bruges Academy" in Belgium and in many master classes in Europe and Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan).

His prestigious career has led him to closely collaborate with his instrument maker SANKYO, for several years now.