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YCAT success for Jamal

Wednesday 31 May 2017


Royal College of Music cellist Jamal Aliyev has been announced as a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Artist 2017.

Jamal was selected for representation at YCAT’s Public Final Auditions held at Wigmore Hall on 25 May. He performed alongside six other finalists, chosen from more than 100 applicants, in front of a jury consisting of representatives from BBC Radio 3, Askonas Holt, Saffron Hall, Enticott Music Management, Barbican Centre, Snape Maltings and YCAT. 

Born in Azerbaijan, Jamal studied at the Yehundi Menuhin School and has been at the Royal College of Music since 2013 training with Thomas Carroll. In 2014 he was awarded the Muriel Taylor scholarship and earlier this year won the 2017 Arts Club Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award, which led to opportunities to record with Classic FM and Warner Classics.

YCAT provides essential opportunities, guidance and support to talented young artists at the start of international performing careers. Jamal joins many RCM alumni YCAT Artists, including violinists Daniel Roberts and Benjamin Baker, cellist Christopher Graves,bassoonist Amy Harman, mezzo soprano Anna Huntley and pianist Alexander Ullman.

Jamal will be performing Dvoƙák’s famous Cello Concerto with the RCM Symphony Orchestra on 29 and 30 June. Tickets are available on our Events pages.