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Progress of a Prodigy

Posted at 1:29 PM on May 22, 2009 by Gillian Martin

I love it when musicians' websites reveal something about their personalities, and I'm especially excited when these "high priests of art" are willing to show their baby pictures. (See samples here and here.)

But clarinetist Julian Bliss goes a step further--he's young enough that his entire career is on video, and on his website he includes a progression of himself from precocious 4-year-old (!) clarinetist through to young adult virtuoso.

See him grow here (start at the bottom and work your way up).