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With a unique, branded sound, a virtuosic technical ease and a musical imagination that has captivated critics and audiences alike around the world, Julian Milkis carries the rare honor of being the only student of the clarinet legend Benny Goodman. Mr. Milkis’ unique interpretations and artistry have earned him an international stature of a dazzling soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and jazz clarinetist, with performances at principal venues of virtually every continent, including the Far East, Europe and the Americas.
His numerous solo appearances include The Toronto Symphony, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Gosorkestr), St. Petersburg Philharmonic, L’Orchestre Nationale de Lyon, L’Orchestre Colonne, L’Orchestre Symphonique Francaise, KBS Symphony of Seoul, Korea are only some of the symphony orchestras that featured Julian Milkis as their soloist on some of the world’s most prominent stages in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic of Russia, Roy Thomson Hall and Weston Recital Hall in Toronto, National Concert Hall in Taipei, and others.
Aside from being an established solo artist, Julian Milkis is a sought-after chamber musician, having collaborated with some of today’s leading artists including Yuri Bashmet, Misha Maisky, Alexander Rudin, Polina Osetinskaya, the Borodin String Quartet and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, to name a few. A multifaceted musician, Mr. Milkis is one of the leading voices for his instrument in the field of Jazz. His treasured collaboration with the jazz pianist Dick Hyman - Benny Goodman’s old bandmate, who has transcribed a number of King of Swing's classics for Julian, and recently dedicated Ragtime Concerto for him – provides a rare and genuine insight into the golden era of Jazz.
With an extensive amount of music written for him, including a number of concertos, Julian Milkis has had the honor of working with iconic music personalities, such as Giya Kancheli, Olivier Messiaen, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Mr. Milkis has recorded for Russian Melodiya, Warner Classics’ Lontano, the French Suoni e Colori, Sony’s Russian division CEAUX, Russian Seasons, and Brilliant Classics.
Julian Milkis performs exclusively on Yamaha Clarinets and Rico reeds. His sell-out tours of 2018 included a South American tour with Sinfonia Toronto to Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay with a return engagement to Montevideo, Uruguay only 5 months after the tour. Julian will return to the Russian Federation with engagements in Moscow in September, and St. Petersburg in March, 2019, when he will be featured in already a sell-out performance with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic featuring a world premiere of the new work by Giya Kancheli – Letters to Friends.
For several decades, Julian has been a great advocate of Canadian music. Numerous public performances and recordings around the world have been sponsored and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Recently, Julian Milkis became the recipient of the very prestigious title of the Knight of Honour of Maltese Order, St. John Grand Priory.
Sankt Peters Trio & Julian Milkis
Julian Milkis & Nina Kogan
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Rudin; featuring Julian Milkis
Sankt Peters Trio
Julian Milkis/Alexander Kniazev/Valery Afanassiev
Dedicated to the late, great Russian cellist and one of the founding members of the Borodin Quintet, Valentin Berlinsky.
As Benny Goodman's only student, he "opened my mind, taught me not to be afraid of anything, to try different things. He made me change my sound, my vibrato, and interpretation".
Julian was recently bestowed the honor of Knight of Honour of Maltese Order, St. John Grand Priory.
A Yamaha Artist is a prestigious designation bestowed by Yamaha, by invitation, to notable musical artists, considered to be critically acclaimed in their instruments or genres.
A full scholarship recipient at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, Julian Milkis studied with Leon Russianoff.
A special concerto written and dedicated to Julian by the great Dick Hyman.
A delightful piece by Alexander Goldstein. "Rotissimo", is a Suite for Violin, Clarinet and String Orchestra, based on film music of Nino Rota.
Another amazing composition by Dick Hyman. "Clarinata" is an extremely virtuosic piece for string quartet, piano or even chamber orchestra.
This haunting concerto by Giya Kancheli shows the wide extent to which this composer can create.
For decades, Baruch Berliner has been a leading authority in the field of actuary sciences. Dr. Berliner is considered one of the key figures in actuary science. His book, Limits of the Insurability of Risk, first published in 1982, is still considered a classic and studied in universities worldwide. He obtained a degree in mathematics at the University of Zurich and delivers lectures at the world’s leading universities.
Now Dr. Berliner is publishing a new book. This time, it is a book of humoristic poems in his native tongue - German. The book's title, Humor a la shmirgelpapier (Sandpaper Humor) is indicative of Berliner's style: keen, razor-sharp humor written by a perceptive observer of human nature. The book provides a unique glimpse into the workings of an extraordinary mind.
Upon leaving the world of actuary science, without formal musical education, he set upon composing a seven-part symphony for orchestra to narrate the story of Genesis through music. Three symphonic poems with narrator and orchestra are completed: Genesis, Abraham, and Jacob's Dream. A new poem, Isaacs Binding is in the last stages of completion. Astonishingly, the symphonic poem entitled, Genesis was a huge success. It has been performed by orchestras around the world including Ukraine's National Orchestra, Bulgaria's National Orchestra, Poland's National Orchestra and many more.
The symphonic poems have been arranged for various ensembles including chamber orchestra, symphonic orchestra and even a Sympho-rock version. Jacob's Dream has been arranged for cello and orchestra, viola and orchestra. The latest version for clarinet and orchestra features world renowned soloist, Julian Milkis.
JMP Talent Agency has partnered with Israeli producer, Nachum Slutzker, to bring Dr. Berliner's compositions to U.S. audiences. Mr. Slutzker's production company is providing a generous underwriting package that includes all orchestra parts, solo artist fee, professional audio/video recording of performance and media promotion for the event.
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra.
St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra
Julian Milkis - clarinet
Mikhail Kirchhoff - conductor
Video begins with a brief introductory interview with Mr. Milkis. At the conclusion, click on the small video window to view the full performance.