Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Thursday 07 November, 2019 at 01:10 pm

Beethoven Variations in F major on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte Op.66
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

We are so fortunate that Sheku and his sister Isata have agreed to play for us.

Sheku’s meteoric rise to international stardom began as winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition followed by several appearances at the Proms. Then came his terrific debut album Inspiration, and his famous performance at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - a performance that has been viewed by more than an estimated one billion people.

Sheku’s hugely talented sister Isata has been his duo partner since childhood (and they are by no means the only talented musicians in the family!), and the rapport they share is natural and clear to all.

The Rachmaninov Sonata - as we heard last season - is a big, tuneful, virtuosic work and the cheerful, quirky Beethoven Variations provide an excellent contrast.

Reserved seating is in place for this performance so please book early to avoid disappointment

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Photo credit: Lars Borge

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