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” forcello 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.
Future projects include an album with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Howard Griffiths and under the distribution of Sony Music. Jamal willalso record an album with celebrated Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say;“Jamal Aliyev plays Say” and they will tour the US in 2022.
Aliyev has performed widely in Europe and further afield, highlights including his recent solo appearances at the Royal Festival Hall London with the Philharmonia, Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, El Sistema Symphony in Venezuela, Tomsk Philharmonia in Siberia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the UK tour, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest in Holland, Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra in Beijing, Royal Northern Sinfonia in the UK, as well as solo debuts with Istanbul Symphony, London Mozart Players and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, live on Classic FM as part of Classic FM Hall of Fame 2019 concert.
Jamal Aliyev is a keen chamber musician and his recent highlights include TIM Maslak Show Center and Ataturk Culture and Congress Center in Turkey with Fazil Say, several recitals at the Menuhin, Kronberg, Trans-Siberian, Enescu and Gower Festivals, as well as the venues such as the Wigmore Hall (England), Atheneum (Bucharest), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), the Arts Parliament House (Singapore) and the Presidential Concert
In 2015 Jamal Aliyev was one of the first BBC Classical Artists selected, regularly appearing on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” and with the BBC Concert Orchestra. In 2021, Jamal was one of the “World’s leading 30 musicians under the age of 30” selected by Classic FM. Aliyev’s recent single; F.Schubert’s “Ave Maria” which was also recorded in a video clip with pianist Maksim Stsura, reached over 4 million views on Classic FM.
During his studies Jamal has won numerous awards including the Windsor International Competition (2019) 2nd Prize and Audience Prize presented by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize (2017) and ‘1st Prize awards’ at the Eastbourne (2016), Croydon (2015), Bromsgrove (2015), Muriel Taylor (2014) and V. Antonio Janigro International Competition (2004). In 2016 Aliyev won the Kronberg Academy Award in Romania and received an honorable mention at the Pablo Casals Project in France.
Jamal Aliyev was born in Baku and moved and grew up to Ankara Turkey when he was 2 months old, he started his cello education with his grandfather Kara Aliyev at the age of 5. Jamal, who studied at Bilkent University Music and Performing Arts Faculty, Music Preparation Primary and Secondary School, won a full scholarship from Yehudi Menuhin School at the age of 13 and settled in London. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Royal College of Music with full scholarship. He continues his Artist diploma education at the Guildhall School of Music and his doctorate education in Hochschule Für Musik Köln simultaneously.
Jamal Aliyev plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756)
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