JAMAL ALIYEV cello
Friday 06 October 2017
Tickets: Adults £20, Students £5
Bach Solo Cello Suite No.3 in C major
Tchaikovsky Rococo variations
Glazunov Minstrel's song
Shchedrin In the style of Albeniz
In 2017, Jamal Aliyev made his debut at the BBC Proms (with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart conducting celebrating the works of John Williams), won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected for representation by YCAT. His debut CD Russian Masters was released by Champs Hill records to critical acclaim.
Born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1993, Jamal studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music with Thomas Carroll, where he embarks on his Master’s this autumn.
Future engagements include appearances as soloist at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and performances of two concertos at the George Enescu Festival at the Atheneum in 2018, broadcast live on Medici television. He records with Classic FM and Warner Classics.
Jamal has performed in venues and festivals across Europe and further afield including Wigmore Hall, the Kronberg Festival, Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing) and Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow). In 2015 he was one of the first BBC Introducing Classical Artists selected.
Jamal plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on generous loan from a private individual.
“The tender cello solo from Jamal Aliyev in Memoirs of a Geisha is in my ear still.”
Talent Unlimited is a young charity that provides financial support to music students of exceptional talent but limited means. Talent, past performance and financial background are taken into consideration when assessing those who are selected for help.
Lack of funding leads many talented young individuals to abandon the field of music as it becomes impossible or at least cripplingly difficult to maintain their studies while working in various part-time jobs to survive. One has to have either rich parents or be incredibly lucky and resilient to flourish. Students have to pay exceptionally high fees when attending prestigious music schools and colleges in London and on many occasions by the time they reach post-graduate levels their resources have all but dried up. This is the point at which a charity like Talent Unlimited can be called upon for help.
Talent Unlimited, through its donations, concerts, conferences and other events aims at creating an environment conducive to the development of young musical talent.
Jamal Aliyev has been a Talent Unlimited artist for three years.