Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

/ Sep

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Start Time
05:00 pm - 06:45 pm
£15, students & under 18s, £5

SJE Next Generation Series  –   BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello accompanied by his sister Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Cassado: Suite for solo cello
Beethoven: Sonata Op 5 no 2 in G minor
Shostakovich: Sonata op 40 in D minor

Tea and homemade cakes in the interval.

End time: c. 6:45 pm

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. For his programme at SJE he will also be playing Shostakovich, this time accompanied by his sister Isata, a student of piano at the Royal Academy of Music.

Sheku is a member of Chineke! Orchestra, playing 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 numerous concerts throughout the UK, including solo, chamber and concerto performances, in venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Cadogan Hall.

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