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11 March 2019 [16:27] - Today.Az
By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev will perform at Royal Albert Hall on April 23.
An incredibly talented musician will present the work of famous English composer Sir Karl Jenkins, written specifically for him.
In March, Jamal Aliyev had concert in the prestigious Wigmore Hall.
The member of UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Baroness Emma Nicholson also invited Jamal to Westminster Abbey.
Jamal Aliyev acquired enormous fame and success at an early age.
Famous Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich highly appreciated his music skills.
"Before I listened to you, I thought that there was no cellist better than me and would not be anymore, but now I became thoughtful ...," he said.
This phrase forever predetermined his fate.
In 2017 Jamal Aliyev made his solo debut at the BBC Proms, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected for representation by YCAT UK. His debut CD “Russian Masters” was released by Champs Hill records to critical acclaim.
The musician performed on BBC Radio 3, Medici TV and London Live TV on many occasions, including his solo performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra where he gave his debut live broadcast at the Menuhin Hall.
As a soloist he has and will appear with the Bilkent Symphony, Istanbul State Symphony, Eskisehir Symphony and Presidential Symphony Orchestras of Turkey, El Sistema Symphony of Venezuela, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest of Holland, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia, the Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge, the Guildford, Epsom 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 Competitions (2004).
Jamal plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli cello (1756) on generous loan from a patron of Beares International Violin Society, London.