Jamal Aliyev

Meet the soloist in Music & Mayhem

We are thrilled to be welcoming back the acclaimed Turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev at the next Firebird concert on Tuesday 7 February…

‘… one of the 30 most brilliant young classical musicians playing today’. 

Classic FM

He will perform the extraordinary Cello Concerto by Saint-Saëns: dramatic and beautiful, demanding and bursting conventions of its time. This concerto is considered by many to be the greatest of all cello concertos.

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.

Jamal plays on a remarkable instrument made in 1756 by the leading 18th-century Florentine maker of his day, Giovanni Battista Gabrielli.

It was on this instrument in 2019 that he premiered ‘Appassionata’ for cello and orchestra by Sir Karl Jenkins.

Jamal’s biography lists over 25 prestigious international awards and prizes.

These include:

  • 2014-2017 Royal College of Music Competitions
  • 2016 Musicians Company Award
  • 2017 Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award
  • 2017 Kronberg Academy Award.

Magic & Mayhem

Music & Mayhem

Music & Mayhem

London Firebird Orchestra
Conductor George Jackson
Cello Jamal Aliyev

Tuesday 7 February 2023, 7:30 pm

Mozart Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K.620
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.33
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

With free digital programme