Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

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About This Performance

British-born, 19-year-old prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason enjoyed a breakout performance last year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The first musician of color to win the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year Award, this technically superb and eloquently expressive cellist makes his Philadelphia debut with his sister, Isata Kanneh-Mason, in a recital that promises to leave the audience “spellbound with interpretations of exceptional authority” (The Guardian).

Beethoven: Twelve Variations in F Major, Op. 66
Lutosławski: Grave
Barber: Cello Sonata, Op. 6
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

The Roger and Margaret Berlin Emerging Instrumental Chamber Music Performance

The Artist(s)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the brightest young stars on the classical music scene, became a household name worldwide in May 2018 after performing at the Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. His performance was greeted with universal excitement after being watched by nearly two billion people globally. The winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition,… Read More
Isata Kanneh-Mason
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Isata Kanneh-Mason is a Postgraduate at The Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Carole Presland, having been awarded the Gwendolyn Reiche Memorial Scholarship. She was in the Piano Category Final of The BBC Young Musician 2014, winning The Walter Todds Bursary for the most promising musician before the Grand Final. She has won The Royal Academy Iris Dyer Piano Prize four times and won the Mrs Claude Beddington Prize 2016 for outstanding recital results at The Royal Academy.… Read More


Sheku Kanneh-Mason - The Swan (From Carnival of the Animals)
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Jerrell Jackson at 6:30 pm