Jean Louis Beaumadier: April 29
Jean Louis Beaumadier, Piccolo
Veronique Poltz, Piano
Premiere on Facebook: April 29, 2021, 5PM ET
Jean-Louis BEAUMADIER began studying flute at he Marseille Conservatoire with Joseph Rampal and then continued at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique De Paris with his son, Jean-Pierre Rampal. Awarded prizes at International competitions in Geneva and in Paris (Guilde des artistes solistes), piccolo solo for twelve years at the Orchestre National de France, he then became one of the best piccolo players in the world, renown through his discography (Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros), his concerts in Europe, USA and Far East and his piccolo score collection published by Billaudot editions.
His avid interest in the piccolo, and for wooden instruments in general dates from his youth when his family bought him a magnificent french ebony « Bonneville » piccolo. For some years, he has studied in depth the art of the piccolo in order to make it better known and share his passion. Piccolo solo in the Orchestre National de France, he was performing under the direction of famous conductors : Sergiù Celibidache, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Ricardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Georg Ludwig Jochum, kurt Mazur, Kurt Sanderling, Nello Santi, Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez… and was also working with other orchestras in the world, such as the Saïto Kinen orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa.