Sheku and Isata to release first duo album MUSE

Sheku and Isata loved performing the Barber and Rachmaninov Cello Sonatas around the world a few years ago and when the tour was cut short due to the pandemic, they wanted to share the music they would have continued playing via a recording and so created "Muse".  The...

Jeneba makes her BBC Proms debut!

Performing with Chineke! under the baton of the wonderful Kalena Bovell, Jeneba made her debut at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms 2021 on Tuesday 24th August playing Florence Price's Concerto in One Movement.  Barry Millington in London's Evening...

Summertime…..

Isata's beautiful new album Summertime is out now!  For lots more information including track listing and a link to buy, please click on her name in the About section above.

Today’s the day – Kadie’s updated memoir – out in paperback!

Click on the House of Music tab in the bar above for details....

The Kanneh-Masons awarded Best Classical Artist in the Global Awards 2021

"We are absolutely thrilled to have won ‘Best Classical Artist’ at this year’s Global Awards! A big thank you to all who have supported us in the last twelve months, particularly the teams at Enticott Music Management and at Decca Classics and to all those who have...

Isata plays Beethoven Third Piano Concerto with Sir Mark Elder and The Hallé

During the first lockdown in 2019, Isata was due to have made her debut at London's Royal Albert Hall playing this wonderful concerto. Instead, she and her siblings adapted the orchestral score to suit the available instruments and performed the first movement in one...

Isata receives Leonard Bernstein award from Schleswig Holstein Festival 2021

"Isata Kanneh-Mason inspires us from the first note. Her expressive piano playing has a captivating effect and leaves no doubt that she will soon be one of the very great pianists.  We are very pleased to present this year's Leonard Bernstein Award to this outstanding...

Sheku receives Official Chart award for Elgar – UK’s biggest specialist classical album of 2020

In 2020, Sheku became the highest-charting cellist of all time in the UK (reaching Number 8), and the first cellist in history to break into the Top 10 of the Official Albums Chart. On 29th January 2021, he was presented with the all new Specialist Number 1 Award:...

Another chance to see the Kanneh-Masons perform as part of the Barbican’s “Concerts On Demand” series

"A treat to hear snapshots of such talented musicians at different stages" The Times, 23 October 2020 On October 22, forming part of the Barbican's live-streamed concert series, the Kanneh-Masons appeared in different combinations to take on a wide-ranging programme...

Congratulations to Sheku for winning coveted 2020 RPS Young Artists Award

The 2020 RPS awards were held in a special digital presentation on 18 November featuring performances filmed at London's Wigmore Hall. The RPS said "Winners represent a nation of inspirational musicians: cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, raised in Nottingham, receives the...

ABOUT THE KANNEH-MASONS

The Kanneh-Masons are seven brothers and sisters ranging in age from 24 to 11 years old all of whom play either violin, piano or cello. They have won many prizes and awards and appeared in numerous television shows; the five eldest performed at the Bafta awards in 2018 and all seven appeared in the December 2019 Royal Variety Show. In October 2020, they released their first album Carnival on Decca Classics to great critical acclaim and in May 2021 received the Global Award for Best Classical Artist.  All the children attend or have attended London’s Royal Academy of Music and its Primary and Junior Academies, except pianist Jeneba who has progressed to London’s Royal College of Music for her undergraduate studies.  

They were raised in Nottingham, England by parents Stuart Mason, a business executive and Dr Kadiatu Kanneh, a former university lecturer. Both parents played musical instruments to a high standard but never pursued professional careers. Born in Sierra Leone but moving to Wales as a young girl, Kadiatu lectured in English at the University of Birmingham, while Stuart, both of whose parents were born in Antigua, was born in London and works for a luxury experiential travel company. Oneworld published Dr Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason’s inspiring memoir entitled: House of  Music –  Raising the Kanneh-Masons in September 2020.  

Sheku and the family have been the subject of a number of documentaries, including CBS Sunday Morning, BBC FOUR’s Young, Gifted and Classical and more recently, opening BBC One’s 2020 Imagine series with a uniquely produced lockdown film entitled This House is Full of Music.  (updated May 2021)

 

 

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Sheku and Isata to release first duo album MUSE

Sheku and Isata to release first duo album MUSE

Sheku and Isata loved performing the Barber and Rachmaninov Cello Sonatas around the world a few years ago and when the tour was cut short due to the pandemic, they wanted to share the music they would have continued playing via a recording and so created "Muse".  The...

Jeneba makes her BBC Proms debut!

Jeneba makes her BBC Proms debut!

Performing with Chineke! under the baton of the wonderful Kalena Bovell, Jeneba made her debut at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms 2021 on Tuesday 24th August playing Florence Price's Concerto in One Movement.  Barry Millington in London's Evening...

Summertime…..

Summertime…..

Isata's beautiful new album Summertime is out now!  For lots more information including track listing and a link to buy, please click on her name in the About section above.

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