GFA Cello Masterclass

13 - 17 AUGUST 2020

JAMAL ALIYEV (Cello) Azerbaijan |


In 2017 Jamal Aliyev made his solo debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected for representation by YCAT UK. His debut CD with pianist Anna Fedorova; “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 TV. He premieres a new work for cello and orchestra by Sir Karl Jenkins written specially for Jamal at various festivals across UK. Future recordings include Classic FM, Warner Classics and a CD with Fazil Say in Austria which will include his sonata “Four Cities” for cello and piano.

In 2019 Jamal Aliyev performs Elgar’s well known Cello Concerto with BBC Scottish Symphony live on BBC Radio 3 and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a 4-concert tour.

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, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest in Holland, Royal Northern Sinfonia in 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 internationally renowned pianist Fazil Say, several recitals at the Menuhin, Kronberg, Enescu and Gower Festivals, as well as the venues such as Atheneum (Bucharest), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), the Arts Parliament House (Singapore) and the Presidential Concert Hall (Turkey).

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.

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 at the Eastbourne (2016), Croydon (2015), Bromsgrove (2015), Muriel Taylor (2014) and V. Antonio Janigro International Competitions (2004). In 2016 Aliyev won the Kronberg Academy Award in Romania and received an honourable mention at the Pablo Casals Competition in France.

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

Jamal is grateful for support from, Albert Cooper Trust and Cagdas Egitim Vakfi (CEV Sanat) sponsored by Finansbank.