The LA Phil Principal Flute chair will soon be vacant again; Julien Beaudiment, its current occupant, explains why
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The LA Phil Principal Flute chair will soon be vacant again; Julien Beaudiment, its current occupant, explains why

The Los Angeles Philharmonic recently announced that this coming May, they will once again be holding auditions for their Principal Flute chair. For fans of Julien Beaudiment, the current occupant of the position and budding star within the orchestra, this news is certainly a major disappointment. For almost everyone who follows such things, musicians and … Continue reading

Julien Beaudiment sees his American Dream become a reality as Principal Flute of the LA Phil
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Julien Beaudiment sees his American Dream become a reality as Principal Flute of the LA Phil

When Julien Beaudiment was still just a teenager in France, he was already a prominent enough flutist to warrant attention from his hometown newspaper.  “I was doing a concert in my hometown, and I was saying that my dream was to work in America.  For me it was always something that was really fascinating to … Continue reading

Comings and goings at the LA Phil (Fall 2013 edition)
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Comings and goings at the LA Phil (Fall 2013 edition)

With the start of the new Los Angeles Philharmonic season, it’s time once again to examine the current personnel situation at the orchestra. The first thing worth mentioning is that there isn’t much to mention, especially compared to previous seasons.  Just eyeballing it, but it looks like the orchestra has the fewest empty chairs to … Continue reading

Julien Beaudiment offered LA Phil’s Principal Flute chair
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Julien Beaudiment offered LA Phil’s Principal Flute chair

Late last week, multiple sources started buzzing with word that the Los Angeles Philharmonic had finally filled their vacant Principal Flute chair.  According to those sources, French flutist Julien Beaudiment was hired for the position.  The current Principal Flute of the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, he played a stint in Walt Disney Concert Hall this … Continue reading

Dudamel, Shaham, and LA Phil make old standards sound fresh; Julien Beaudiment sits in as first-chair flute
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Dudamel, Shaham, and LA Phil make old standards sound fresh; Julien Beaudiment sits in as first-chair flute

Gustavo Dudamel returned to the Los Angeles Philharmonic podium for the first time since October 14, 2012.  Most of the next few weeks will be devoted to preparing programs for the orchestra’s upcoming tour to Europe and New York, but this past weekend’s concerts were not going to be played out of town. On paper, … Continue reading