In 2019 Jamal won a Concert Artists Guild Prize in New York and made his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the St. Magnus Festival broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Jamal Aliyev with cello sittingHighlights over the last year include performances of the Elgar Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tomsk Philharmonia at the Trans-Siberian Festival, and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the London Mozart Players.

He returned to Wigmore Hall, gave recitals with renowned pianist Fazil Say at major venues in Turkey including the Ataturk Culture & Congress Center, and appeared as soloist with the Presidential Symphony, Istanbul Symphony, Çukurova Symphony and Izmir State Symphony Orchestras.

This season Jamal makes his debut in the USA including recitals at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and The Weiss Center at Bucknell University Pennsylvania. He performs the Dvořák Concerto with the Azerbaijan Symphony Orchestra, records with Fazil Say, and gives recitals at the West Wicklow Festival in Ireland, and across the UK.

In 2017 Jamal made his BBC Proms debut, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was a prize winner at the YCAT International Auditions in London. His debut CD Russian Masters was released by Champs Hill Records to critical acclaim.

As a soloist he has appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall (broadcast live on Classic FM), the BBC Concert Orchestra, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest in Holland, Bilkent Symphony, Royal Northern Sinfonia, CBSO Youth Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela, among many others.

He has performed widely in Europe and further afield including the Menuhin, Istanbul, Kronberg and Enescu Festivals, the Atheneum (Bucharest), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow) and the Arts Parliament House (Singapore).

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 is currently undertaking an Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Prizes and awards include the 2016 Kronberg Academy Award at the Enescu Competition, an honourable mention at the Pablo Casals Competition in France, 2nd Prize at the 2019 Windsor Festival Competition and 1st Prize at the Eastbourne, Croydon, Bromsgrove and Murel Taylor Competitions. He received a Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize in 2017.

Jamal plays a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on generous loan from a private individual through the Beare’s International Violin Society. Jamal is grateful for support from the Albert Cooper Trust and Cagdas Egitim Vakfi (CEV Sanat) sponsored by Finansbank.

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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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