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Julian Bliss is set for an exciting summer, delighting audiences across the globe. Currently at Risør Chamber Music Festival in Norway, Bliss will perform Brahms’ Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano and Mozart’s Trio No. 4 on June 27th and 28th amongst others, sharing the stage with esteemed artists such as cellist Andreas Brantelid and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland. For more information, visit the website.

Immediately following Risør, Bliss heads to Scotland for the East Neuk Festival. On June 29th, he performs ‘The Genius of Gershwin’, with his septet, the programme includes ‘I Got Rhythm’ and ‘Summertime’ bringing the vibrant rhythms and soulful melodies of American jazz to life. The following day, Bliss joins the Opus 13 String Quartet for a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, a cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire.

Bliss travels to Australia in late July for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM). Bliss’s participation in AFCM marks a significant highlight of the festival, showcasing his versatility and musicality. On July 27th, he will perform Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, alongside an array of distinguished musicians including violinist and artistic director Jack Liebeck, violist Timothy Ridout and cellist Tim Hugh. Following this, on July 29th, he will perform Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, collaborating with the Goldner String Quartet.

Rounding off his summer tour, Bliss performs at the prestigious Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. The festival, celebrated for its diverse and high-calibre programming, will feature Bliss in a series of concerts alongside the SIGNUM saxophone quartet.