Julian Bliss (born 1989) is a British clarinettist and clarinet designer. He has performed both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He also designed the Bliss Clarinet for instrument manufacturer Leblanc.
Bliss started playing clarinet at age 4, when he was given a Lyons C clarinet, a clarinet designed to let children begin the clarinet four or more years younger than usual. Most students do not play wind instruments until age 11 or 12
Bliss won the 2001 Concerto Soloists Young Artists Competition in Philadelphia. In 2002, he performed at Queen Elizabeth ll's Golden Jubilee by royal invitation. He also performed at the Queen's 80th birthday
Julian has appeared as a soloist with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France and many more!
Bliss also has a career as a chamber musician. He has collaborated with many of the worlds top classical artists, including Joshua Bell, Stephen Kovacevich, Elena Bashkirova, Julian Rachlin, Steven Isserlis and Hélène Grimaud.
He was the subject of a three-part made-for-television documentary entitled "Gifted". (Wikipedia)