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, 23 (piano), Braimah, 22 (violin), Sheku, 20 (cello), Konya, 19 (piano and violin), Jeneba, 17 (piano and cello), Aminita, 14 (violin and piano), and Mariatu, 10 (cello and piano).
Sheku plays an Antonius and Hieronymus Amati cello c. 1610, kindly on loan from a private collection.
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Concert Hall, QPAC
Tuesday 11th August 2020 – 7pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Friday 14th August 2020 – 7pm
Sunday 16th August 2020 – 2pm
The Concourse, Chatswood
Wednesday 19th August 2020 – 7pm
City Recital Hall, Sydney
Friday 21st August 2020 – 7pm
Perth Concert Hall
Sunday 23rd August 2020 – 2pm
Absolutely loved playing Monti's Czardas with @thekannehmasons at the @RoyalVariety Performance 2019! What a special evening. ❤️
You can watch our full performance when it airs on 10th Dec on ITV (19:30 GMT), Britbox (14:45 EST), or on 12th Dec on BBC Australia. #RoyalVariety pic.twitter.com/MAsJ2pux73
— Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@ShekuKM) December 5, 2019