Jamal Aliyev

Jamal Aliyev

Key Facts


BBC Introducing classical artist Jamal Aliyev is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. He is currently studying at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and he recently recorded his debut CD on a Russian Theme with Champs Hill Records in UK with pianist Anna Fedorova.

Aliyev has appeared on BBC Radio 3 four times, including several appearances on In Tune, and a live broadcast of his solo debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Menuhin Hall. Aliyev has also performed on London Live TV.

Jamal Aliyev has performed at various prestigious festivals including the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, where he performed a solo with the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra. Jamal has won First Prize in several international competitions including: Trakya International Competition (2002), V. Antonio Janigro International Competition (2004), Muriel Taylor Cello Competition (2014), Croydon Concerto Competition (2015), Bromsgrove International Competition (2015) and the Eastbourne Concerto Competition (2016). Aliyev also won the RCM Concerto Competition in 2014 and 2015, and the RCM Violoncello Competition in 2014 and 2015.

Jamal enjoys performing as a solo artist and chamber musician in Europe and Asia. He has performed at various prestigious venues including: The Wigmore Hall (London), Royal Festival Hall (London), Windsor Castle (London), The Menuhin Hall (London), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Reims Cathedral (France), The Arts Parliament House (Singapore), The Presidential Concert Hall (Turkey), Istrian Assembly Hall (Croatia), The Saanen Church (Switzerland), and the Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Moscow).

As well as appearing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Aliyev has performed as a soloist on several occasions with orchestras including: Presidential Symphony and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra of Turkey, Guildford Symphony, Epsom Symphony, Croydon Symphony, RCM Classical, RCM Philharmonic, Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest, Orpheus Sinfonia, LGSO, Whitehall Orchestra, Eskisehir Symphony, and Kingston Chamber Orchestra.

Jamal Aliyev is a Neville Wathen Scholar and is supported by an Amaryllis Fleming Award, the Hattori Foundation, Martin Trust, Talent Unlimited and the Bowerman family. He is also a recipient of four “full scholarship” awards from the RCM, Central Music School of Moscow, Royal Academy and The Yehudi Menuhin School. Jamal is the recipient of a Musicians’ Company Concordia Foundation Award.

Jamal Aliyev plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli 1752, on loan from a patron of the Beares International Violin Society.