Jamal Aliyev made his debut with BBC Concert Orchestra live broadcast on Radio 3 at the Yehudi Menuhin Hall in 2012. Jamal is the winner of three international competitions, Trakya International Competition, Muriel Taylor Cello Competition and V. Antonio Janigro International Competition as well as the winner of Royal College of Music "RCM Concerto Competition 2014" and "RCM Violoncello Competition 2014". Jamal began his musical studies at age five with his first teacher and beloved grandfather Kara Aliyev in Turkey before moving to the Yehudi Menuhin School in 2008, with a full scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. He has performed in venues such as: The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Windsor Castle and The Menuhin Hall in London. He is also a keen chamber musician and performs frequently with his trio. He is a recipient of four "full scholarship" awards from Royal College of Music, Royal Academy, The Yehudi Menuhin School and the Central Musical School of Moscow, and is generously sponsored by; Neville Wathen Scholar supported by an Amaryllis Fleming Award, Lee Abbey Award, Hattori Foundation, Talent Unlimited and the Bowerman family. He plays on a John Betts which has been generously loaned to him by the Royal College of Music.
Hugh Mather (piano) studied the piano and organ from an early age, gaining the FRCO and the ARCM piano performers diplomas. He pursued a medical career and was Consultant Physician at Ealing Hospital from 1982 to 2006. He continued his piano studies with James Gibb for many years, and has given countless concerts in West London as concerto soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. He is Chairman of the Friends of St Mary's Perivale, and has organised over 1000 concerts in Ealing over the past decade.