Flautist Julien Beaudiment crossed the English Channel when he was 18 years old to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Paul Edmund-Davies and Averill Williams. Thereafter, he finished his studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris under the tutelage of Sophie Cherrier, assisted by Vincent Lucas and Michel Moragués in chamber music. At 22, while he was still a student at the Conservatoire, he was appointed Principal Flute at the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon. In 2013–2015 he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Flute. In 2015 he returned to France as the Principal Flute with Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon. In 2005–2006 he was appointed principal flute of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and he temporarily took leave from his orchestra in Lyon, which he rejoined the following year. A chamber music enthusiast, he is a Laureate of the Barcelona International Sonata Competition. He is also a member of the Faust Wind Quintet, which is comprised of talented representatives of the new generation of French woodwind players (Nicolas Baldeyrou, Nora Cismondi, Julien Hardy and Benoit de Barsony) and accompanied by the famous dancers/choreographers Regine Chopinot and Benjamin Millepied. His particularly rich musical career has nevertheless left him time to teach. He teaches flute at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon as well as teaching many masterclasses in the USA, Europe and Asia.