Sheku Kanneh-Mason MBE


Since being crowned BBC Young Musician in 2016, Sheku has been in constant high demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide, and had a particularly meteoric rise during 2018: in January, his debut album Inspiration, released on Decca Classics, reached number 18 in the Official UK Album Charts and number 1 in the Classical chart; May saw Sheku play at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and, a month later, he was the recipient of two Classic BRIT Awards, winning Male Artist of the Year and a Critics’ Choice award. Sheku has done much to support young musicians. In 2018, he donated £3,000 to his former secondary school, enabling ten other pupils to continue their cello lessons. He is also an ambassador for London Music Masters.