Azerbaijani cellist, Jamal Aliyev, is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after performers of his generation. In 2017 he made his solo debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, performing for John Williams’ 85th Birthday. In the same year he won the ‘Arts Club – Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award’ and released his debut CD Russian Masters with pianist Anna Fedorova for Champs Hill Records to critical acclaim. Maria Tarasewicz has gained an international reputation as a chamber musician, duo partner, and a pedagogue, appearing regularly on BBC Radio 3.
Aliyev has performed widely internationally, highlights including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (broadcast by Radio 3), the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, CBSO at the Royal Albert Hall, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, and Tomsk Philharmonia at the Trans-Siberian Festival. In 2021 he was featured as one of Classic FM’s "30 of the most brilliant young classical musicians playing today".
Tarasewicz is committed to working with and developing younger artists, and invitations not only as a performer but also as a teacher and accompanist have taken her to Norway, Belgium, France, Italy, Jersey, San Marino, Poland, China, and several UK festivals and masterclasses. She has performed in all of London’s major concert venues, including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall Purcell Room.
Chopin Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op.65
Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A Flat, Op.70
Martinů Variations on a Theme of Rossini, H.290
The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 17 February and will be performed by Ariel lanyi (piano).
Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on 29 March for LSE's Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.
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Please note that for Lent Term 2022 our Lunchtime Concert Series is open only to current LSE students and staff to attend and concerts will be ticketed. For information on how to request a ticket, please click on the red 'How can I attend?' box.
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