Julian Bliss

Julian Bliss

Julian Bliss

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.

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