Hargrave Music Festival

Jamal Aliyev

“BBC Introducing Classical Artist” Jamal Aliyev is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. His debut album with Anna Fedorova, Russian Masters was released in March 2017 on Champs Hill Records. Jamal will also record with Classic FM next season for which the esteemed composer Sir Karl Jenkins will write a piece especially for him. 
Jamal’s debut performance at the BBC Proms will be in July 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, London – celebrating John Williams’ 85th birthday where Aliyev will be performing solo with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Aliyev appeared on one of the world’s most influential classical music stations ‘BBC Radio 3’ regularly since 2012 when he was first invited to perform on Sean Rafferty’s programme “In Tune” following his “BBC Radio 3 live broadcast” solo debut with BBC Concert Orchestra at the Menuhin Hall in London. Aliyev frequently performs live on on both television and radio. Appearances include Medici TV, London Live TV, Moscow 24 TV, Romania TV and Classic FM.Jamal Aliyev has performed in various prestigious festivals including the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Kronberg Festival in Germany and Enescu Festival in Romania. Additionally, he has been the First Prize winner of many 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), Eastbourne Concerto Competition (2016), Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music competition (2017), Musicians Company Prince’s Prize (2017). Furthermore, Aliyev has also consecutively won the “RCM Concerto Competition” from 2014-2016 as well as the “RCM Violoncello Competition” from 2014-2016 where he is currently studying with prof. Thomas Carroll and he has recently become an artist of Kirkman Society in London.Jamal Aliyev enjoys performing as a solo artist as well as a chamber musician and has toured throughout Europe and Asia. His recent performances include prestigious venues such as: The Wigmore Hall (London), Royal Albert Hall (London) Royal Festival Hall (London), The Atheneum (Bucharest), 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 (Menuhin Festival) in Gstaad – Switzerland, Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Moscow), to name a few.
As well as his appearance with BBC Concert Orchestra, Aliyev has collaborated as a soloist with orchestras such as; Presidential Symphony and Bilkent Symphony Orchestras of Turkey, Guildford Symphony, Epsom Symphony, The Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge, Croydon Symphony, RCM Classical, RCM Philharmonic, Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest, Orpheus Sinfonia, LGSO, Whitehall Orchestra, Eskisehir Symphony, Kingston Chamber Orchestra and many others.
Jamal Aliyev is generously sponsored by; Neville Wathen scholarship, Amaryllis Fleming Award, Hattori Foundation, Stephen Bell Trust, Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, Kathleen Trust, Worshipful Musicians Company, The Arts Club, Sir Karl Jenkins, Martin Trust, Talent Unlimited and the Bowerman family.Jamal Aliyev plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli 1756, on loan from a patron of the Beares International Violin Society.