Please note: Due to current restrictions in relation to Covid 19, this event has now been postponed to August 2021. The new performance dates will be on sale shortly. In the meantime, patrons who have purchased tickets for performances this year will be contacted by the ticketing agencies and offered a priority opportunity to transfer to next year’s performances, or to receive a full refund. 

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, 21 (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.

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
Sunday 15th August 2021 – 2pm
https://perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/sheku-kanneh-mason-n

Adelaide
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Thursday 19th August 2021 – 7pm
https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/events/sheku-kanneh-mason/

Sydney
The Concourse, Chatswood
Postponed – New date is Sunday 22nd August 2021 – 2pm.
Venue will be in contact with ticket holders shortly to transfer to the new date.

Sydney
City Recital Hall, Sydney
Tuesday 24th August 2021 – 7pm
https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/sheku-kanneh-mason-the-kanneh-mason-family/

Brisbane
Concert Hall, QPAC
Thursday 26th August 2021 – 7pm
https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sheku_kanneh_mason_20/

Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Sunday 29th August 2021 – 2pm
https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2020/classical-music/sheku-kanneh-mason