Biography Jean-Louis Beaumadier

beaumadier-biographieStudied flute with Joseph Rampal at the Marseille Conservatory and continued his studies at the National Superior Conservatory in Paris under the stimulating teaching of Jean-Pierre Rampal. Following his studies, he performed as piccolo soloist with the National Orchestra of France for twelve years, during wich time he performed under the batons of such renown conductors as Sergiù Celibidache, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Karl Böhm, Pierre Boulez and others.

Much in demand as a piccolo soloist, Jean-Louis BEAUMADIER performs in Ireland, Israel, England, Japan, the United States, Belgium, Germany, Senegal, Croatia, Spain, Austria, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Italy as well as over one thousand concerts throughout France. He also performs frequently as soloist on radio and television.

Jean-Louis Beaumadier has recorded twenty CDs, including International Grand Prize Winner of the Charles Cros Academy for his disc, »The golden age of piccolo » featuring works of Eugène DAMARE (1840-1919) (Calliope Records 9869 Harmonia-Mundi) concerning this recording, Aurèle Nicolet has written, « Beaumadier’s record is marvelous in sound, in technique, and above all in elegance and charm. It is a true delight ! « 

Regardless of musical demands or genre, Jean-Louis BEAUMADIER takes the piccolo to great heights and has established himself as an artist beyond compare. Jean-Pierre Rampal wrote about Beaumadier : « Endowed with Marvelous technique, he stands out ,thanks to his winning personality and his developed artistry. It is a pleasure to listen to him sometimes dreaming and others vibrating… »