Azerbaijani cellist to perform at Ripon Int’l Music Festival

12 September 2018 12:26 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

The Ripon International Music Festival is underway in England.

Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev and  the Royal Northern Sinfonia orchestra will perform at Royal Hall on October 6 as part of the festival.

Jamal Aliyev participated in a number of international festivals in Turkey, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, China and other countries. The 24-year-old cellist is the winner of the third Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award.

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.

He has recorded his debut CD with the Champs Hill label and has been performing as a solo cellist and a chamber musician in prestigious major venues around the World.

Since making his debut with Bach’s F minor concerto at the age of 10, Daniel Evans has gone on to perform concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt in venues in London, Wells, Bath and Bristol. He has worked with orchestras such as the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble and Wells Cathedral School Orchestra.

He also performed Solo Recitals in Britain, Germany, Spain, China, Korea, the U.S., and staged in venues such as the Cadogan Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall, Colston Hall, Xinghai Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Aaron Copland Theatre,etc.

The Ripon International Festival is a world-class celebration of great orchestras, choral, chamber and folk concerts, jazz, gypsy, literary celebrities and poetry, in Ripon Cathedral, the Royal Hall – Harrogate’s "Palace of Gold", Markenfield Hall – moated mediaeval manor, and historic village churches.

It was founded in 1997 by international pianist and conductor Janusz Piotrowicz and classical music promoter Susan Goldsbrough. The inaugural festival took place in September 1998. 

Over the years the festival has steadily developed the scope of its programme and built a strong following from throughout the UK with visitors from Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the U.S.


Laman Ismayilova  is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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