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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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Instrument
Cello
Age
16
Cassadó
Solo suite for cello, 3rd movt
Rachmaninov
Morceaux de Fantaisie op.3, ‘Elégie’
Shostakovich
Cello Sonata, 2nd movt
Accompanist
Isata Kanneh-Mason

Sixteen year old Sheku attends Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham. He holds the ABRSM Junior Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music, where he studies cello with Ben Davies. Sheku plays in the Chineke! Junior and Professional Orchestra, as well as the JRAM Symphony Orchestra. He plays chamber music with the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio and the Ash String Trio. Sheku plays a cello made by Frank White of Ladystone Violins. He also enjoys football.