Jamal Aliyev, Turkish cellist, is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. In 2017 he made his solo debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall — London live on radio and TV, performing for celebrated film music composer John Williams’ 85th Birthday. Jamal won the “Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award” and his debut CD with pianist Anna Fedorova, “Russian Masters”, was released by Champs Hill Recordsto critical acclaim. In 2019, renowned British Sir Karl Jenkins composed a work “Appassionata” for cello and orchestra specially for Jamal Aliyev – which premiered in Wales.
Coming from a mixed background, Jamal is dedicated to introducing his background music to the Western culture in an attempt to bond the arts and create a remarkably well balanced mix of the two Worlds.
“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