Jean-Louis Beaumadier is now well-known in the flute world, playing in all international flute conventions, having recorded a notable discography, and having ordered many new works from living composers. With this new release featuring concertos for piccolo and symphonic orchestras, he will appear as a major international performer. This is the first album ever to be devoted to concertos for piccolo and orchestra. Multiple works featured on this release are receiving here their world premiere recording. Jean-Louis Beaumadier studied flute with Joseph Rampal at the Marseille Conservatory and continued his studies at the National Superior Conservatory in Paris with the renowned Jean-Pierre Rampal. He performed as piccolo soloist with the National Orchestra of France for twelve years, during which time he performed under the batons of Sergiù Celibidache, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Karl Böhm, and Pierre Boulez.