After holding the position of principal flute of the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, Julien Beaudiment is today principal flute of the Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon conducted by Kazushi Ono and professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. He has also held the same position with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Great Britain. It is currently the only french musician to have held this position in a British Orchestra and one of the too few to do the same in an American Orchestra.
He studied in London, at the Guildhall School of Music with Paul Edmund Davies, and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris with Sophie Cherrier and Vincent Lucas.
He is a prize laureate of the Barcelona International Competition "Maria Canals", plays around the world as a soloist and for masterclasses.