Jean-Louis Beaumadier: Boston Debut Recital, October 25th, 2014 @ 4:00pm. FREE.

Jean-Louis Beaumadier, October 2014
Jean-Louis Beaumadier, BFA Guest Artist October 25, 2014

Click here for PDF details of piccolo repertoire to be performed:   Jean-Louis Beaumadier

Click here for address, directions and photo of concert hall:   Maliotis Cultural Center

By public transportation, take BUS 39 from Boston, and get off at Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain.  Walk 15 minutes straight down Perkins, past the Jamaica Pond, to the Maliotis Center, on the campus of Hellenic College.


JEAN-LOUIS BEAUMADIER is one of the foremost representatives of the piccolo in the world.  He studied 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 which 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.

BEAUMADIER has appeared as guest soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Jean-François Paillard, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre “la Follia ” de Mulhouse, Ensemble Instrumental de Provence, Ensemble Orchestral de Marseille, Orchestre de Cannes, and others.

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

BEAUMADIER has recorded twenty CDs, including International Grand Prize Winner of the Charles Cros Academy for his disc, “Concert Pour Un Kiosque” featuring works of Eugène DAMARE (1840-1919) (Calliope Records 9869 Harmonia-Mundi) with the instrumental ensemble “la follia.” 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, BEAUMADIER takes the piccolo to greater and greater heights and has established himself as an artist beyond compare.

Jean-Pierre Rampal wrote about Beaumadier:  “Jean-Louis was my father’s pupil before becoming mine.  Endowed with marvelous technique, he stands out, thanks to his winning personality and his developed artistry. It is a joy to hear him in turn dream and turn pirouettes; he is the Paganini of the piccolo.”

“Jean-Louis Beaumadier is not only one of the finest piccolo soloists alive today, but also a remarkable musician. When he plays–whether a Telemann fantasia, the Bach Partita, Genin’s variations on ‘Carnival of Venice,’ or fiendishly difficult contemporary works by Damase and Donatoni, his listeners are first and foremost aware of the music. To hear and witness his virtuosity in person is an unforgettable experience.”    – Leone Buyse
Pianist Veronique Poltz
Pianist Veronique Poltz

Veronique Poltz is professor of Composition and Orchestration, and a coordinator of the Musical Creations department at the Conservatory of Marseille.   Of Hungarian origin through her grandparents, Véronique Poltz was born in 1963 near Paris. She began the piano at age 6 at the Conservatory of Aubervilliers, where she obtained three first prizes: in piano, accompaniment and chamber music. In 1982, she received the medal of the Ministry of Culture. Véronique Poltz pursued her studies at the Higher National Conservatory for Music of Paris in the classes of specialized Music theory and Writing (harmony, counterpoint, fugue, instrumentation and orchestration), where she was awarded a First medal and three First Prizes. She perfected studies in piano at the music teachers’ training college A.Cortot, Paris, and obtained a first prize in accompaniment, at the city of Paris.

Regularly requested as chamber music player, V.Poltz performs with Jean-Louis Beaumadier, piccoloist, in a program “virtuoso Piccolo “, presenting original works going from V.De Michelis to E.Damaré.

Véronique Poltz has composed works for solo instrument (piano, cello) as well as numerous duets for various instrument and piano, piano 4 hands, harp, as well as works for symphony orchestra, in particular ” Garden of the Shadows “, created in 2001 for the Orchestra Colonne in Paris, and also will be performed in 2015 by the Regional Orchestra from Cannes Provence-Alpes-Côte to Cannes. She realized arrangements of Johannes Brahms´ Hungarian Dances for two Piccolos and piano, which she gave in concert in Tokyo in 2012, and orchestrated Moto Perpetuo of Joachim Andersen for piccolo and piano, which was played during the closing concert of the 2009 National Flute Assn National Convention in New York. Recently  she composed ” the Beauties and the beast ” for harmony orchestra, created November 9th, 2013, within the framework of “it is not classic ” in Nice. V.Poltz recently composed a trio “Midnight with Pan” for piccolo, alto flute and piano, performed at the British Flute Society in August 2014, and “Icosa rhapsody”, for piano 4 hands, composed for Monaco’s 2nd international competition for 4 hands  which will be held December 2014.



Brendan V. Ryan
BFA Artist-in-Residence, Brendan V. Ryan

BFA Artist-in-Residence Brendan V. Ryan will perform Sancan Sonatine with Deborah DeWolf Emery at the piano.


At the age of twenty-five, Brendan V. Ryan is an exciting up-and-coming flutist who has performed in concert halls across the world. Mr. Ryan was a First Prize winner in the 2013 Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and was thusly offered a solo performance in Carnegie Hall in October of 2013. He is originally from Needham, Massachusetts, and graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music degree. At USC, Mr. Ryan studied with Jim Walker, prolific studio musician and former Principal Flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Ryan also spent a year at Carnegie Mellon University where he studied under Jeannie Baxtresser, former New York Philharmonic Principal Flutist and Alberto Almarza. Mr. Ryan completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with soloist and former Boston Symphony Orchestra Acting Principal Flutist, Marianne Gedigian. While in high school, Mr. Ryan studied with Boston flutist Judy Grant.  He is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Boston Flute Academy.  In addition to his life as a musician, Mr. Ryan has a passion for theatre performance, reading, and baseball.


BFA Young Artist, Amy Lipman
BFA Young Artist, Amy Lipman

BFA Young Artist AMY LIPMAN will perform CPE BACH Sonata in a minor for flute alone.

Seventeen-year old Amy Lipman is from Needham, MA and currently a senior at Needham High School.  She has been a member of the Boston Youth Symphony since tenth grade and has performed in Boston’s historic Symphony Hall as principal flute with BYS under conductor Federico Cortese.  Amy studies flute with Judy Grant at the Boston Flute Academy, where she was recently named BFA Young Artist.  She has also been a member of the BFA Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar for the past 3 years and has participated in the BFA Mentoring Program.  As an 11th grader, Amy was selected for the MA All-State Orchestra as well as the National Honors Orchestra.  At Boston Flute Academy, Amy has had the honor of playing in masterclasses for a number of world class flutists, including BSO Principal Flute Elizabeth Rowe, London Symphony Principal Flute Paul Edmund Davies, and the legendary Sir James Galway.


BFA Faculty David Houston
BFA Faculty David Houston

BFA’s Maliotis Chamber Players, conducted by BFA Faculty David Houston, will perform Fantasia on Red River Valley, by Kelly Via.

Meet the Maliotis Players here!


Beaumadier, BIO in French:

Jean-Louis BEAUMADIER a commencé ses études  de flûte avec Joseph RAMPAL au Conservatoire de Marseille , et les a poursuivies à Paris au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique avec Jean-Pierre RAMPAL . Lauréat des concours Internationaux de Genève et de la Guilde Française des Artistes solistes , soliste de l ‘Orchestre National de France  pendant douze ans, il est devenu par la suite grâce à son abondante discographie (Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros),à ses concerts en Europe,aux Etats unis et Extrême orient, et à sa collection pour le piccolo aux éditions Billaudot,l’un des tout premiers représentants de la flûte piccolo dans le monde.
Son goût très vif pour le piccolo et les instruments en bois date de ses jeunes années quand sa famille lui avait acheté un magnifique piccolo ancien, “Bonneville “, en ébène . Depuis plusieurs années, il a entrepris un travail en profondeur pour faire mieux connaître le piccolo et faire partager aux autres sa joie d’en jouer. Au début, piccolo aux Concerts Colonne puis pendant douze ans, piccolo solo de l’Orchestre National de France, il joue sous la direction de chefs prestigieux (Sergiù Celibidache, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Wolfgang Sawalich, Pierre Boulez …) et travaille également avec d’autres orchestres dans le monde comme le “Saïto Kinen orchestra” de Seiji Ozawa .
Son abondante discographie (Calliope-Harmonia-Mundi, Classic-Talents, Lyrinx, Rodolphe, Skarbo, Nouveaux  horizons, Saphir, Naïve …) assortie d’un Grand Prix International du disque de l’Académie Charles Cros  pour le cd “La belle époque du piccolo” et sa collection pédagogique aux éditions Billaudot lui confèrent la reconnaissance et l’amitié de flûtistes qui l’invitent à travers le monde dans les grandes conventions et festival de flûtes (Japon, USA, Grande Bretagne, Pays -Bas, Brésil, Costa Rica, Autriche, Italie, Slovénie, Vénézuela…) il se produit également dans de très nombreux concerts en France et dans le monde (Israël, Irlande, Italie, Belgique, Allemagne, Sénégal, Croatie, Usa, Autriche, Slovénie, Espagne, Pays-Bas …) invité en soliste par de nombreux orchestres (Orchestre National de France, Brussel Chamber Orchestra, Wiener concert verein,Orchestre de Bohème,New-York soloists, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre de Cannes, Ensemble Orchestral de Marseille, Orchestre de chambre de Tours, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre Jean-François Paillard, Ensemble “la follia ” de Mulhouse, Orchestre “Simon Bolivar ” à Caracas,”le Concert Buffardin”, “les musiciens de France …)
Jean-Louis Beaumadier est professeur au Conservatoire de Région de Marseille et enseigne également chaque année à l’Académie internationale d’été de Nice (France).