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

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Lauded as “one of the greatest cellists of his generation” by acclaimed pianist Fazil Say, and with an “enviable technique and a rich broad palette” by Classical Music Magazine, Jamal Aliyev is captivating audiences all over the world and rapidly rising to the top of his profession. Being in high demand, he has made numerous appearances in North and South America, to the Far East in China, Hong Kong and Singapore and all throughout Europe.

In 2017, he made his solo debut at the prestigious BBC Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall performing for the celebrated film music composer John Williams’ 85th Birthday. In the same year he won the ‘Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award’ and released his debut CD, ‘Russian Masters’, with pianist Anna Fedorova for Champs Hill Records to wide critical acclaim.
During the 2021/22 season Jamal toured with Sir Karl Jenkins and the London Concert Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall (London), St. David’s (Cardiff), CBSO Center (Birmingham), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and the Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham).
Jamal Aliyev gave the Turkish premiere of Fazil Say’s cello concerto ‘Shahmaran’ at the Volkswagen Arena – Istanbul, in December and will be touring together as a duo in 2022-23.

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


“His musicality is a very rare and pure talent from birth”

~ Mstislav Rostropovich

“Jamal is one of the greatest cellists of his generation”

~ Fazıl Say