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 conducted by Kazushi Ono 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. It is currently the only french musician to have held this position in a British Orchestra and one of the too few to do the same in an American Orchestra.
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, where he won the first prize of flute and chamber music in the class of Sophie Cherrier, Vincent Lucas, and Michel Moraguès for chamber music.
He learned from great flautists such as Maxence Larrieu, Jacques Zoon, Joshua Smith, Ransom Wilson, Vicens Prats and Benoît Fromanger.
His years in London and Los Angeles will have permanently marked and influenced his life both personally and musically.
His solo career is developing rapidly out of the Conservatoire de Paris. He plays as a soloist at major international concert halls as well as at renowned festivals, such as the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Khumo Art Hall and the Art Center in Seoul, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and the Tokyo Casals Hall, the Philharmonie in Essen, the Ljubljana philharmonic hall, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels , the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Opéra National de Montpellier, the Bilbao Opera, the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, the Chicago Symphony Center, the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, accompanied by the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, the Orchestre Symphonique de Cannes, the Stuttgart Kammerorchester, the Varna Philharmonic Orchestra the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie am Rhein, the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Gangnam Philharmonic, the Chicago Philharmonic...
From the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles to the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, passing threw the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Royal Albert Hall in London, he plays in the most beautiful halls in the world with the Orchestra Simon Bolivar of Venezuela, the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields , the Hallé Orchestra, the Beijing Opera Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the NDR Orchestra in Hamburg, under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Esa Pekka Salonen, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart , Vladimir Jurovski, Kirill Petrenko, Evelino Pido, Robin Ticciati, Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, Christian Zacharias, James Conlon, Sir Roger Norrington, William Christie, Philippe Jordan, Ivan Fischer, Louis Langrée, Thierry Fischer, Emmanuel Krivine, Manfred Honeck, Thomas Hengelbrocht, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Leonard Slatkin, Susanna Maliki... and musicians such as Joshua Bell, Murray Perahia and Itzhak Perlman, as well as the composers John Adams, Peter Eötvös, Matthias Pintscher , and the Hollywood star John Williams.
A Chamber music enthusiast, he is a prize winner of the international competition of Barcelona for duo sonata with the pianist Laetitia Bougnol. He also performs next to musicians such as Lawrence Foster, Emil Tabakov, Karl Heinz Steffens, Jonathan Stockhammer, Enrico Onofri of Il Giardino Armonico, Stefano Montanari, Antal Szallai, Eric Crambe, Guillaume Sutre, Sarah Nemtanu, Raphaël Oleg, Françoise Gnéri, Tasso Adamopoulos, Hartmut Rhode, Adrien Boisseau, Fabrice Pierre, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Anaïs Gaudemard, Christine Icart, Isabelle Moretti, Kyung Hee Sutre, Lluis Claret, Richard Hardwood , Jérôme Pernoo, Raphael Christian, Hervé Nkaoua, Florent Boffard Simon Zain, Didier Puntos, Roberte Mamou, Denis Pascal, Célimène Daudet, Ishiro Nodaira, Jean-François Zygel, Oliver Triendl, Ariane Jacob, the jazzman Antoine Hervé, the members of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio, the Psophos and Diotima quartets, the flutists Philippe Bernold, Michel Moraguès, Sophie Cherrier, Maxence Larrieu and Rachel Brown.
He has accompanied the choreographers Régine Chopinot and Benjamin Millepied playing Bach as a soloist, and expanded its activities by recording at Abbey Road in London with the pop star Sarah Brightman, in South Korea for the national Korean TV KBS, or 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 Cnsm in Lyon, where he succeeded his illustrious predecessors, Philippe Bernold and Maxence Larrieu.
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...).
Julien gives an important place in his life as an Ambassador of the "Kidney Foundation" and as a "Board member" of "Music Beyond" American association based in New York to train and support young musicians in Africa.