Jamal Aliyev

Prize-winning cellist takes centre stage

Turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev will take the solo spot at the next Firebird concert on Tuesday 28 September: Beyond Fingal’s Cave…

Haydn composed his first cello concert in the 1760’s for his longtime friend Joseph Franz Weigl who was principal cellist of Prince Nicolaus’s Esterházy Orchestra.

This wonderful piece will be brought to life by Jamal Aliyev who, earlier this year, was selected by Classic FM as one of the ‘30 most brilliant young classical musicians playing today’.

Jamal has performed at festivals across Europe including Switzerland, Germany, Romania, Turkey and the UK. He made his solo debut live on radio and TV in 2017 at the BBC Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In 2019 composer Sir Karl Jenkins composed his ‘Appassionata’ for cello and orchestra for Jamal which he premiered in Wales.

His biography lists over 25 prestigious international awards and prizes.

These include winner of the following: 2014-2017 Royal College of Music Concerto and Violoncello Competitions; 2016 Musicians Company Concerts Award; 2017 Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and 2017 Kronberg Academy Award.

Jamal also plays on a remarkable instrument made in 1756 – a few years before Haydn composed his cello concerto.

It was made by the leading 18th-century Florentine maker of his day, Giovanni Battista Gabrielli.

Beyond Fingal’s Cave

London Firebird Orchestra
Conductor George Jackson
Cello Jamal Aliyev

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 7:30 pm
£35, £25, £15

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture in B minor, Op. 26
Haydn Cello concerto in C, Hob. VIIb:1
Schubert Symphony no. 8 in B minor, D. 759 ‘The Unfinished’

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