Jamal Aliyev wins Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award 20174:29, 20th March 2017
Jamal Aliyev has been named as the winner of the third Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award.
The 23-year-old Azerbaijani cellist wins a £4,000 cash prize. He will record a piece from his competition repertoire and a short work specially composed by Sir Karl Jenkins in a London studio, to be broadcast on Classic FM later this year.
Currently a student at the Royal College of Music, Aliyev’s previous competition successes include first prize at the 2016 Cambridge Concerto Competition and Royal College of Music Concerto Competition, an honourable mention at the 2016 Pablo Casals Competition and the Kronberg Academy Award at the Enescu Competition Romania.
The runner up, percussionist Hyun-gi Lee, received a cash prize of £1,000.
This year’s jury was included clarinettist Emma Johnson, music educationalist Carol Barratt, Classic FM’s head of music and deputy managing editor Phil Noyce, Warner Music Group’s head of classics Patrick Lemanski, and City Music Society chair Leslie East, and was chaired by Sir Karl Jenkins.