Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center Auditorium
In 2019, Jamal Aliyev made his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Radio 3's St. Magnus Festival broadcast. Aliyev has appeared as a soloist with the City of Birmingham (U.K.) Symphony (CBSO), Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia chamber orchestra, London Mozart Players, CBSO Youth Orchestra, Istanbul Symphony, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey and the Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolívar of Venezuela. He took part in the Istanbul Music Festival and gave recitals across Turkey with renowned pianist Fazil Say, including the Ataturk Culture & Congress Center and TIM Maslak Show Center.
Dominic Cheli's playing has been described as "spontaneous yet perfect, the best of how a young person can play" by Symphony Magazine. He has a rapidly advancing career, including his Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut with legendary conductor Valery Gergiev, his Carnegie Hall Recital Debut, as well as upcoming CDs on the Naxos label. Cheli's first CD, featuring the music of Muzio Clementi and released by Naxos, was hailed as "definitive performances that match splendid playing with an appreciation of Clementi's diverse, classically based style." In 2017, Cheli was named first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York City.