Classic FM's Jane Jones chats with the young British clarinettist ahead of his Royal Albert Hall performance
Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest solo clarinettists, inspiring a generation of young players.
- Born in St Albans in 1989, Julian began playing clarinet at the age of four.
- He moved to the United States in 2000 to study at Indiana University and subsequently received lessons from Sabine Meyer in Germany.
- Julian’s prodigious early career included performances at the prestigious Gstaad, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Rheingau and Verbier festivals, and critically acclaimed debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Lincoln Center.
- His first album for EMI Classics’ Debut series was greeted by five-star reviews and public praise following its release in 2003.
- Released on Signum Classics in September 2014, Julian’s live recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia was Classic FM album of the week upon release.
- Julian launched the Julian Bliss Septet in 2012 at Wigmore Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and fronted their debut disc, Benny Goodman –The King of Swing.
John Suchet's Album of the Week, 15 September 2014
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