24 Jul 2016

British clarinettist Julian Bliss

From Standing Room Only, 1:45 pm on 24 July 2016

British clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss says after more than 20 years he's still making discoveries about the wind instrument he plays in classical and jazz concerts. He's touring here with the NZ Trio at the moment, playing a tricky piece composed for him by Ross Harris. Julian will also be one of the judges at the upcoming New Zealand Community Trust National Chamber Music Finals for young musicians. Julian tells Lynn Freeman he started playing the clarinet when he was four.