Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2014, STÉPHANE BEAULAC was a leading solo, chamber, and orchestra trumpet player in Canada. He had held the position of Principal trumpet of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal) under Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin since 2002.
Additionally, he has been invited to fulfill various positions in orchestras around Canada and Asia, among them: principal trumpet with the Seoul Philharmonic, associate principal trumpet with the Toronto Symphony and second trumpet with the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. As a soloist, Beaulac has performed various concertos with the Orchestre Métropolitain, I Musici, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Montreal chamber Orchestra. He has participated in many recordings, notably with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, as well as a CD recording in 2006 with organist Vincent Boucher on Atma.
Also active in education, Beaulac is professor of trumpet at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal as well as guest Professor of trumpet at the University of Montreal. He also teaches at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Beaulac studied with Jean-Louis Chatel and Manon Lafrance at the Montreal Conservatory, where he won the Prize with Distinction unanimously. He also studied at the University of Montreal with Jean-Luc Gagnon.