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Julian Bliss

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Julian Bliss reviews

"But the Queen did hear one top-class performance: Mozart's clarinet concerto, played on the authentic basset clarinet (with its vital extra bass notes) by the 17-year-old Julian Bliss. Sinuous, immaculate and unfussy, he reserved his subtlest powers for the end of the sublime adagio, delivered so quietly that 6,000 people held their breath.”

“A moment of magic in a celebratory night that otherwise didn't quite take off."

- The Times, Richard Morrison, 20 July 2006

“Great playing is not really to be expected on a night as awesome as well as so hot. Yet the 17-year-old Julian Bliss delivered a moving account of the Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, almost disturbingly mellow from someone so young, using a basset clarinet with some lovely low notes.”

- The Independent, Keith Potter, 21 July 2006

”The performance of the soloist Julian Bliss in the Mozart's Clarinet Concerto that followed was soft-grained and smooth.”

- Evening Standard, Nick Kimberley, 20 July 2006

“The remainder of the evening comprised a fluent performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto by Julian Bliss”

- The Daily Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris, 20 July 2006

“The easier tunefulness of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto followed and the young soloist Julian Bliss was nicely lyrical.”

- Financial Times, Richard Fairman, 21 July 2006

“Julian Bliss was the fluent soloist in the Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.”

- The Guardian, George Hall, 21 July 2006