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 Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Gershwin and other popular composers.
The Kanneh-Masons are Isata, 25 (piano), Braimah, 24 (violin), Sheku, 23 (cello), Konya, 21 (piano and violin), Jeneba, 19 (piano and cello), Aminita, 16 (violin and piano), and Mariatu, 12 (cello and piano).
This will be the Kanneh-Masons’ first tour as a family outside of Britain.
Sheku plays a 1700 Matteo Gofriller cello, kindly on loan from an anonymous syndicate of private investors.
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Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 4th August 2022 – 7pm
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Sunday 7th August 2022 – 2pm
The Concourse, Chatswood
Tuesday 9th August 2022 – 7pm
City Recital Hall, Sydney
Thursday 11th August 2022 – 7pm
Canberra Theatre Centre
Sunday 14th August 2022 – 2pm
Presented by Andrew McKinnon and Canberra Theatre Centre
Concert Hall, QPAC
Thursday 18th August 2022 – 7pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Saturday 20th August 2022 – 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