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5 things heavy. needs you to know about Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a British-born teenage cellist. He grew up in Nottingham, England, with his six siblings. His dad, Stuart Mason is a business manager, and his mom, Kadiatu Kanneh, used to teach at university. He began playing the cello at age 6 and appeared on Britain's Got Talent with his siblings. Kanneh-Mason, 19, was the 2016 recipient of the BBC Young Musician award and was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Instrumentalist Duet Prize the same year. He studied at the Royal Academy of music and the Trinity College Catholic school.

On Saturday, May 19, Kanneh-Mason played the cello as part of the celebration surrounding the latest royal wedding, as the UK's Prince Henry of Wales, commonly known as Prince Harry, marries American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor.

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