In 2017 Jamal made his debut at the BBC Proms and won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award. Highlights over the last year include appearances as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and with the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela.
In 2017 Jamal made his debut at the BBC Proms, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). His debut CD Russian Masters was released by Champs Hill records to critical acclaim.
Highlights over the last year include appearances as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and with the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela. He returned to Wigmore Hall, made his debut at the Istanbul Music Festival, premiered a new work by Karl Jenkin, and recorded with Classic FM.
During 2018/19 Jamal makes his debut with the Royal Northern Sinfonia conducted by Janusz Piotrowicz and the London Mozart Players, and appears as soloist with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey. He continues to give recitals throughout the UK including Saffron Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Conservatoire Birmingham and undertakes two tours of Scotland.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Jamal studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music with Thomas Carroll, where he is completing his Master’s.
Jamal has performed widely in Europe and further afield. Highlights including 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 selected as one of the first BBC Introducing Classical Artists, regularly appearing on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
As a soloist he has appeared with the Bilkent Symphony and Kennemer Jeugd Orkest, Eskisehir Symphony, Orpheus Sinfonia, the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge, the Guildford 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 (2004) Competitions. 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 a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on generous loan from a private individual through the Beare’s International Violin Society. He is grateful for support from the Neville Wathen Scholarship, Amaryllis Fleming Award, Munster Trust, Drake Calleja Trust, Karl Motesiczky and Cagdas Egitim Vakfi (CEV Sanat) sponsored by Finansbank.
“The tender cello solo from Jamal Aliyev in Memoirs of a Geisha is in my ear still.”
“There’s a heartfelt quality to Jamal Aliyev’s playing that comes across strongly on this debut disc.”
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“Thoughtful, expansive readings of the two great Soviet cello sonatas from a young artist possessed of enviable technique and a rich broad palette. ”
To book Jamal, please contact Sue Hudson – Senior Artist Manager:
020 7379 8477