Julien Beaudiment has decided to leave the Los Angeles Philharmonic later this year ‘for personal reasons’ and return to France.
He has assured friends that the reasons are wholly private, and nothing to do with his relationships with or within the orchestra, which have been excellent.
He is the fifth principal flute to leave LA in nine years, an unusually high turnover. C K Dexter has the full story here.
The LA Phil is currently advertising auditions for associate principal horn and principal flute.