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Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #1

Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:00PM

Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano<br>Concert #1


Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Program to be announced

The winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister, rising-star pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, combine their talents for a thrilling display of exceptional musical skills in the first of their 3-concert residency. Purchase 3-concert package here

Sheku Kanneh-Mason became a household name worldwide in May 2018 after performing at the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. His performance was greeted with universal excitement after being watched by nearly two billion people globally. In June 2018, Sheku received the Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Choice awards at the re-launched Classic BRIT Awards, and in July 2018 became the first artist to receive the new BRIT Certified Breakthrough Award. In January 2020, Sheku released his second album, Elgar, featuring the Cello Concerto. On its release, it reached No. 8 in the UK Official Album Chart, making Sheku the youngest classical instrumentalist and the first cellist in history to reach the UK Top 10.

Three years Sheku's senior, Isata Kanneh-Mason is quickly gaining fans of her own. Her debut album, Romance, drew popular and critical acclaim, entering the UK classical charts at No. 1 when it was released in July 2019, leading Gramophone magazine to extol the recording as “one of the most charming and engaging debuts” and Classic FM to praise Isata as “a player of considerable talent.”