Jeneba Kanneh-Mason is nineteen years old and holds the Victoria Robey Scholarship to The Royal College of Music, studying piano with Vanessa Latarche. Jeneba was a Keyboard Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018, winner of the Murs du Son Prize at the Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France, 2014, and The Nottingham Young Musician 2013. She was also winner of the Iris Dyer Piano Prize at The Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, where she studied with Patsy Toh. She has played numerous concerts in
England, Wales, Paris and the Caribbean, as a recital and concerto soloist and as a chamber musician. She has performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1, Ravel’s Piano Concerto, Saint-
Saens Concerto No 2, Mozart K414, and Florence Price, Piano Concerto in One Movement with Chineke! Orchestra at both The Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, where she made her BBC Proms concerto debut in 2021. In 21/22, she will also perform with the CBSO Youth Orchestra, the Sinfonia Viva for the New Year Gala, as well as record with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Draper’s Hall and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, as well as at the Lenzburgiade, Cheltenham and Lamberhurst Festivals In 2022, Jeneba will also undertake tours of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Antigua and Barbuda with the
Jeneba has appeared on several television and radio programmes, including Radio 3, In Tune, The BAFTAs, The Royal Variety Performance, the documentary for BBC4, Young, Gifted and Classical, and the Imagine documentary for BBC1, This House is Full of Music. She has recorded for the album,
Carnival, with Decca Classics.
Jeneba is grateful to Lady Robey, The Nottingham Soroptimist Trust and to The Nottingham Education Trust.