BIOGRAPHY

In 2017 Jamal Aliyev made his solo debut at the BBC Proms, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected for representation by YCAT UK. His debut CD “Russian Masters” was released by Champs Hill records to critical acclaim.

Future engagements include performances of two concertos at the George Enescu Festival at the Atheneum broadcast live on Medici television. He premieres a new work by Karl Jenkins and records with Classic FM and Warner Classics.

Still continuing his studies with Thomas Carroll at the Royal College of Music, Jamal has performed widely in Europe and further afield, highlights including his recent solo debut in 2017 at the Royal Festival Hall London with the Philharmonia, the Menuhin, Kronberg and Enescu Festivals, the Atheneum (Bucharest), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), the Arts Parliament House (Singapore) and the Presidential Concert Hall (Turkey). In 2015 he was one of the first BBC Introducing Classical Artists selected, regularly appearing on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

As a soloist he has and will appear with the Bilkent Symphony, Istanbul State Symphony, Eskisehir Symphony and Presidential Symphony Orchestras of Turkey, El Sistema Symphony of Venezuela, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest of Holland, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia, the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge, the Guildford, Epsom and Croydon Symphony Orchestras, among many others.

During his studies Jamal has won numerous awards including the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize (2017) and 1st Prize at the Eastbourne (2016), Croydon (2015), Bromsgrove (2015), Muriel Taylor (2014) and V. Antonio Janigro International Competitions (2004). In
2016 he won the Kronberg Academy Award at the Enescu Competition in Romania and received an honourable mention at the Pablo Casals Competition in France.

Jamal plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on generous loan from a patron of Beares International Violin Society, London.

He is grateful for support from the Neville Wathen Scholarship, Amaryllis Fleming Award, Munster Trust, Albert Cooper, Drake Calleja Trust, Karl Motesiczky and Cagdas Egitim Vakfi (CEV Sanat) sponsored by Finansbank.