Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 18:00

The Tomsk Philharmonia opens its 2019-20 season with a programme of British music including the Elgar Cello Concerto played by Jamal Aliyev from the UK and MacMillan Violin Concerto played by Vadim Repin to whom James MacMillan dedicated the concerto.

The programme:

Benjamin Britten - Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
William Wolton -  Crown Imperial march 
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
P. I. Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major

About Jamal Aliyev (cellist) 

In 2019, Jamal made his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the St. Magnus Festival broadcast by Radio 3. Over the last year, Jamal has appeared as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, CBSO Youth Orchestra, Istanbul Symphony, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey and the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela. In 2017, Jamal made his debut at the BBC Proms, won the Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award and was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). His debut CD Russian Masters was released by Champs Hill Records to critical acclaim.

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Jamal studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal College of Music with Thomas Carroll, where he completed his Masters.During his studies he won numerous awards including the 2016 Kronberg Academy Award at the Enescu Competition, an honourable mention at the Pablo Casals Competition in France, 2nd Prize at the 2019 Windsor Festival Competition and 1st Prize at the Eastbourne, Croydon, Bromsgrove and Murel Taylor Competitions.  He received a Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize in 2017