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Sheku Kanneh-Mason appointed MBE in the new years honours / BBC

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A young musician who played at the Duke of Sussex's wedding said it was "amazing" to be appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 20, became the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician competition in 2016. Receiving the news, the Nottingham cellist paid tribute to his parents for their support. He said he would continue working with organisations to show the benefits of access to music for young people. "I was so lucky to have the dedicated support of my parents in giving me the opportunity to have specialist music lessons from a young child," he said.

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