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Sheku's new album, Inspiration, represents something of a change of pace, certainly for myself, and I presume for most of those listening. Sheku has a lot of musical buzz; winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016 and completing his grade 8 in cello by the age of 9 (putting my grade 6 guitar by 16 into perspective).

I only first heard of him from the side of the number 36 bus. First, I would like it noted that the aesthetic of the bus adverts are a vast improvement on the album art. But shouldn't judge a book by its cover, which is good, because if we did it'd already be on minus points.

I think it's worth reminding people that you should try to see classical artists physically perform, these aren't original compositions so its very much about how the artists interpret them. Certainly the videos of Sheku performing renditions of ‘Hallelujah' (the closing piece of the album) as well as his performance of Rachmaninovs : Morceaux de Fantaisie ‘Elegie', are worth experiencing to see Sheku's magnetic intensity.

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