“I kept having to pinch myself: the sounds coming from the stage were not in fact from the CBSO, but from the CBSO Youth Orchestra, playing with a maturity of delivery worthy of the mentors who had guided these youngsters through a week of intensive training.”
“Julian Bliss was the assured soloist, fully up to the work’s demands of phrasing, breathing, and embouchure-technique. Gloopy microtones, comedic effects? No problem, and always unfolded in a logical line teeming with incident.”
Read the full review of Julian’s performance of Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto with the CBSO Youth Orchestra on The Birmingham Post’s website.