By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev will perform at the Roman River festival in England.
The musician will perform a concert of Eduard Elgar for violoncello in St. Mary's Church on September 28.
The Roman River festival will take place on September 20-30 in the city of Colchester.
The festival brings together internationally renowned classical musicians, beatboxers, choreographers and digital artists.
The event creates opportunities for over 1,000 young people to compose, perform or listen to music and get involved in the performing and visual arts.
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.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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