Past Event7 Aug 2016

Julian Bliss and NZTRIO

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music


  • Debussy - Première Rhapsodie

  • Milhaud - Suite for violin, clarinet and piano

  • Ross Harris - There may be light (CMNZ commission)

  • Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

FREE pre-concert talk starts 45 minutes prior to the concert at the Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall.


British clarinet prodigy Julian Bliss is back in the country, joining forces with our own adventurous NZTrio. This is an opportunity to hear one of the finest living clarinetists with one of New Zealand's leading ensembles. 

At the heart of their collaboration is Messiaen’s seminal Quartet for the End of Time, whose wit and beauty belie the fact that it was composed in a German prisoner-of-war camp. Alongside this classic is an inspired and evocative new work written for the ensemble by Ross Harris. Julian Bliss will dazzle you with Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie and Milhaud’s Suite for violin, clarinet and piano.

Bliss must no longer be regarded merely as a great talent, but rather as a consummate master of his instrument.
Fanfare Magazine

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Robert Bottriell - Piano

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