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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

BBC Young Musician 2016

Wed 4 Oct 2017

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

BBC Young Musician 2016

Cassadó Suite for Cello Solo
Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 5 in G minor
Shostakovich Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to fame in May 2016 when he won BBC Young Musician with a riveting performance of Shostakovich’s first cello concerto.

Still a pupil at Nottingham’s Trinity Catholic School, he studies at the Royal Academy of Music and is a member of the Chineke! Orchestra. His pianist sister, Isata Kanneh-Mason, joins him for this special recital, in which he combines the cellist-composer Cassadó’s colourful solo suite with Beethoven’s darkly tempestuous second sonata, ending with Shostakovich’s epic masterpiece from 1934.

‘A musician of extraordinary charisma and depth’ The Artsdesk
‘Whether impassioned or fragile, Kanneh-Mason made the Concerto his own. The intensity of the cadenza communicated this cellist’s innate musical intelligence.’ Classical Source

Please note that our What’s On brochure states the wrong key for Beethoven’s Cello Sonata. We apologise for any confusion this may cause.

Date:Wed 4 Oct 2017
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One

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