Please note: Due to current restrictions in relation to Covid 19, this event has now been postponed to August 2022. Existing ticket holders will be contacted by the venues to advise the new performance dates.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to global fame after his mesmerising performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.

The winner of the BBC Young Musician award in 2016, and the first cellist in history to reach the top 10 of the UK album charts, Sheku is also one of seven siblings, all extraordinary instrumentalists, who have been described by Simon Cowell as the world’s most talented family.

On this, the first Australian tour by Sheku and the Kanneh-Masons, he will be joined by his sister Isata, now one of Britain’s leading young pianists, in a performance of greatly loved sonatas for cello and piano, and, in the second half of the program, by the entire family. The program will feature works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Tchaikovsky and other popular composers.

The Kanneh-Masons are Isata, 24 (piano), Braimah, 23 (violin), Sheku, 22 (cello), Konya, 20 (piano and violin), Jeneba, 18 (piano and cello), Aminita, 15 (violin and piano), and Mariatu, 11 (cello and piano).

Sheku plays an Antonius and Hieronymus Amati cello c. 1610, kindly on loan from a private collection.

Isata Kanneh-Mason performing ‘Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child’ by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, from her second solo album ‘Summertime’.
Listen: https://uma.lnk.to/sfq3Ss2UPR

This 20-year-old British cellist has sparked a global music phenomenon
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/this-20-year-old-british-cellist-has-sparked-a-global-music-phenomenon

Good Weekend: From the royal wedding to the world stage, meet virtuoso cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/from-the-royal-wedding-to-the-world-stage-meet-virtuoso-cellist-sheku-kanneh-mason-20191203-p53gdh.html

New York Times review: A Brother and Sister Triumph Together at Carnegie Hall
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/arts/music/review-sheku-kanneh-mason.html

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is first cellist in history to reach top 10 of UK album chart
https://www.classicfm.com/artists/sheku-kanneh-mason/makes-uk-chart-history-elgar-album/

Performances:

Perth
Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 4th August 2022 – 7pm
https://perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/sheku-kanneh-mason-n

Adelaide
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Sunday 7th August 2022 – 2pm
https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/events/sheku-kanneh-mason/

Sydney
The Concourse, Chatswood
Tuesday 9th August 2022 – 7pm
https://premier.ticketek.com.au/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=SHEKUKAN20

Sydney
City Recital Hall, Sydney
Thursday 11th August 2022 – 7pm
https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/sheku-kanneh-mason-the-kanneh-mason-family/

Brisbane
Concert Hall, QPAC
Thursday 18th August 2022 – 7pm
https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sheku_kanneh_mason_20/

Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Saturday 20th August 2022 – 2pm
https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2022/classical-music/sheku-kanneh-mason