Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

YCAT announces two new artists

3:44, 31st May 2017

YCAT (Young Classical Artists Trust) has selected pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula and cellist Jamal Aliyev for representation following the Public Final Auditions at Wigmore Hall on 25 May.

YCAT is delighted to announce that on Thursday 25th May 2017 the following artists were selected for representation at the Public Final Auditions held at Wigmore Hall: Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (piano) and Jamal Aliyev (cello).

A total of 7 finalists were heard, selected from over 100 applicants in the preliminary rounds. The jury comprised Emma Bloxham (editor, Radio 3), Gaetan Le Divelec (director, Askonas Holt), Angela Dixon (chief executive, Saffron Hall), Kathryn Enticott (director, Enticott Music Management), Huw Humphreys (head of music, Barbican Centre), Roger Wright (chief executive, Snape Maltings) and Alasdair Tait (chief executive and artistic director, YCAT).

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Aliyev is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Thomas Carroll. He won the 2017 Arts Club — Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award, leading to opportunities to record with Classic FM and Warner Classics. Other awards include the 2017 Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize and the Kronberg Academy Award at the 2016 Enescu Competition in Romania.

Born in Switzerland, Abdelmoula studied at the Lausanne Conservatoire and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He held the 2014/15 Rebanks Family Piano Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and in 2016 was invited by Sir András Schiff to give solo recitals across Europe and the USA as part of his Building Bridges concert series.


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