|20/04/2018||Abbotsholme School||Rocester, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|22/04/2018||Parish Church – St. Mary Magdalene||Wethersfield, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|02/05/2018||Nottingham Trent University||Nottingham, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|09/05/2018||St George's||Bristol, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|12/05/2018||St Nicolas||Newbury, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|13/05/2018||Symphony Hall||Birmingham, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|25/05/2018||The Forum||Bath, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|26/05/2018||St Michaels Church||Bath, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|15/06/2018||St Andrew's Church||Naunton, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|17/06/2018||Jordans Music Club||London, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|26/06/2018||Parish Church of St. Nicholas||High Bradfield, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|28/06/2018||St Jude-on-the-Hill||London, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|30/06/2018||Erin Arts Centre||Port Erin, Isle of Man||Tickets|
|06/07/2018||Town Hall||Cheltenham, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|08/07/2018||Parish Church||Thaxted, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|15/07/2018||Royal Albert Hall||London, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|17/07/2018||St Peter's Church||Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|19/07/2018||Temple Methodist Church||Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|24/07/2018||Castle Howard||York, United Kingdom||Tickets|
|02/08/2018||Klosterkirche Eberbach||Eltville, Germany||Tickets|
|04/12/2018||Barbican Centre||London, United Kingdom||Tickets|
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the brightest young stars on the classical music scene and winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, is already in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide.
In January 2018, his debut recording for Decca Classics, Inspiration, was released, featuring the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. The album entered the Official UK Album charts at number 18, and reached number 1 in the Classical chart.
Sheku’s international career is developing very quickly, and he has already made successful debuts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich. This and next season he appears with Barcelona Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra at the Rheingau Festival, Seattle Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Baltimore Symphony. Sheku will also return to the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform the Elgar Concerto in his hometown of Nottingham and makes his debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Japan Philharmonic.
In recital, Sheku made his London debut at King’s Place in October 2017 as part of their Cello Unwrapped series. Upcoming recital highlights include debuts at the Barbican Centre’s Milton Court, Wigmore Hall, Zurich Tonhalle, Lucerne Festival, and Carnegie Hall New York.
In 2017, Sheku made his BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall as soloist with the Chineke! Orchestra. He is passionate about the importance of making classical music accessible to all and is currently the first London Music Masters Junior Ambassador. Sheku received the 2017 South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Award and, from 2018/19, he will become ‘Young Artist in Residence’ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
In February 2018, Sheku performed ‘Evening of Roses’ at the BAFTAS Awards show at the Royal Albert Hall, with four of his six siblings, the first time any artist has been invited to perform during the ceremony two years running.
Sheku is currently a full-time ABRSM Scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Hannah Roberts. He began learning the cello at the age of six with Sarah Huson-Whyte and then studied with Ben Davies at the Junior Royal Academy of Music.
He plays an Antonius and Hieronymus Amati cello c.1610, kindly on loan from a private collection.