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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason - 2016 BBC 'Young Musician of the Year'

17 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential

17 year old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential.

A junior scholarship student of Ben Davies at London's Royal Academy of Music Pre-College Programme, Sheku was last May awarded the coveted 2016 British BBC 'Young Musician of the Year' accolade. 

He is a former major prize winner at the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Instrumentalist and Pro Corda Chamber Music Competitions - and in February of this year he was signed to a major recording contract with Decca Classics.

Sheku currently performs on a 1610 Antonius and Hieronymus Amati cello - on generous loan from a private collection.

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON | SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 | MARK WIGGLESWORTH & BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2016 BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN 

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & ISATA KANNEH-MASON | PABLO CASALS | SONG OF THE BIRDS | 2016 BBC PROMS EXTRA

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & ISATA KANNEH-MASON | RACHMANINOV | MORCEAUX DE FANTASIE "ELEGIE" | 2016 BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN 

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON | GASPAR CASSADO | CELLO SUITE | DANZA FINALE | 2016 BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN 

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & ISATA KANNEH-MASON | FAURE | APRES UN REVE | ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON | LEONARD COHEN (ARR. TOM HODGE) | HALLELUJAH | ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & BRAIMAH KANNEH-MASON | ERNEST BLOCH | PRAYER FROM JEWISH LIFE 

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & BRAIMAH KANNEH-MASON | ADJE JANO

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON & ISATA KANNEH-MASON | GASPAR CASSADO | REQUIEBROS 

 

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 2 | SARABANDE 

 

Name: Sheku Kanneh-Mason 
Cello: Antonius and Hieronymus Amati
Bow: William Salchow
Strings: Larsen and Spirocore
Accessories: Pirastro Rosin
Teacher: Ben Davies
School: Junior Royal Academy of Music
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ShekuOfficial

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