Los Angeles loses another principal flute

Los Angeles loses another principal flute


norman lebrecht

February 01, 2015

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.


  • Malcolm James says:

    He has form in this respect. Around 2006 he was appointed rincipal flute of BBCNOW, but returned to his old job in Lyon a few months later, similarly, for personal reasons.