In 2021 Jamal Aliyev was featured as one of Classic FM's "30 of the most brilliant young classical musicians playing today".

Jamal Aliyev with cello sittingIn 2017 he made his BBC Proms debut and released his CD Russian Masters for Champs Hill Records to critical acclaim.

Solo highlights since then include appearances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the St. Magnus Festival (broadcast by BBC Radio 3) and with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame series. In 2021 he was featured as one of Classic FM’s ‘30 of the most brilliant young classical musicians playing today’.

This season Jamal makes his USA debut with concerts at Merkin Concert Hall (NY), The Weiss Center at Bucknell University Pennsylvania and the Macon Concert Association, and appears as soloist with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include a concerto recording with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the auspices of the Orpheum Stiftung Foundation.

Hugely popular in Turkey, he returns to record and give recitals with Fazil Say, and to perform concertos by Haydn and Shostakovich with the Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Eskisehir and Mersin Symphony Orchestras. He greatly values the opportunity to collaborate with local musicians, promoting this work through the online release of traditional folk and classical music performances.

Jamal has performed widely internationally appearing at major festivals and venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Menuhin, Istanbul, Kronberg, Istanbul and Enescu Festivals, the Atheneum (Bucharest), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow) and the Arts Parliament House (Singapore).

As soloist he has appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra the Royal Festival Hall, theRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest in Holland, Bilkent Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela and the Tomsk Philharmonia at the Trans-Siberian Festival.

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Jamal studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music with Thomas Carroll, where he completed his Masters. He was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International auditions held at Wigmore Hall in 2017.

Prizes and awards include the 2016 Kronberg Academy Award at the Enescu Competition, an honourable mention at the Pablo Casals Competition in France and 2nd Prize at the 2019 Windsor Festival Competition. He received a Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize in 2017.

Jamal plays a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on loan from a private individual.

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Press reviews

The tender cello solo from Jamal Aliyev in Memoirs of a Geisha is in my ear still.

Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph / BBC Proms / July 2017

Thoughtful, expansive readings of the two great Soviet cello sonatas from a young artist possessed of enviable technique and a rich broad palette.

Classical Music Magazine / Champs Hill Russian Masters with Anna Fedorova / April 2017


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