Konya Kanneh-Mason

[22] piano & violin

Konya Kanneh-Mason held The Gilling Family Scholarship at The Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Tessa Nicholson and Florian Mitrea. She graduated in July 2022 and also plays violin. 

Konya has performed in concerts around the UK and in the Caribbean, including at The 2018 BAFTAs and at the 2021 BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall with her family, performing Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals and Revel by Daniel Kidane.  She has played solo recitals around the UK, and concerti including Mozart K414, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2, Schumann Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Triple Piano Concerto No 7 (K242) with two of her sisters.  She has performed in concert tours of Antigua and Barbuda, the Netherlands and Australia this year. Further performances in the USA and Canada are forthcoming in 2023.  

Konya has appeared with her siblings on numerous television and radio programmes, including the BAFTAs, Britain’s Got Talent, The One Show, the BBC4 documentary, Young, Gifted and Classical, the CBS documentary for Sunday Morning, USA, the Imagine documentary for BBC1, This House is Full of Music, and the BBC2 documentary, Christmas with the Kanneh-Masons. She has also performed on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), and Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1).

In 2020, Konya recorded on the Decca Classics album, Carnival, playing piano and violin.

She is very grateful to Frank White of Ladystone Violins, the Nottingham Soroptimist Trust, the Nottingham Education Trust, to Mr and Mrs John Brydon, and to the Gilling family.