Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC Young Musician 2016

Cassado: Suite for solo cello

Beethoven: Sonata Op 5 no 2 in G minor


Shostakovich: Sonata op 40 in D minor

Sheku Kanneh-Mason was awarded the title BBC Young Musician 2016 following his outstanding performance of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 with BBC Symphony Orchestra. Tonight his programme includes Shostakovich’s Sonata for cello and piano, with his sister Isata, a student of piano at the Royal Academy of Music, accompanying. Sheku is a member of Chineke! Orchestra, performing the Haydn Cello Concerto with the orchestra in September 2016 at The Royal Festival Hall. He plays chamber music, particularly with the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio and String Quartet and the Mitzuka String Trio, and has given concerts throughout the UK, including solo, chamber and concerto performances, in venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican and Cadogan Hall.

Aged 17, Sheku holds the ABRSM Junior Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music, where he studies cello with Ben Davies.

SJE Next Generation Series

Duration: 1 hour 45mins

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  • Sun 17 Sep 5:00 PM £15.00

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