Stories » Sheku Kanneh-Mason featured on BBC4: Young Musician

Top 10 for Feb

Sheku Kanneh-Mason featured on BBC4: Young Musician

Bookmark and Share
BBC YM Forty Years Young

SINCE 1978, BBC Young Musician has been a national institution and performers who have won or taken part amount to a roll call of contemporary classical music. It's a showcase watched by the music business and an appearance in the final often opens the door to a major career. This documentary focuses on the soaring careers of 2016 finalists – Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The 18-year-old cellist now signed to Decca Classics, released his debut album - Inspiration, which features Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1, the piece Sheku performed in the BBCYM final. Recorded live with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Inspiration also includes a broad range of new cello arrangements, from Saint-Saëns' "Le Cygne (The Swan)" to Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry."