Acclaimed cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is going to tour Australia

Acclaimed cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is going to tour Australia and he’s bringing all his talented siblings along too.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to global fame after his mesmerising performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.

The winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year award in 2016, and now one of the brightest stars in classical music, the brilliant cellist is also one of seven siblings, all instrumentalists, who have been described by Simon Cowell as the world’s most talented family.

On this, the first Australian tour by Sheku and the Kanneh-Masons presented by Andrew McKinnon, he will be joined by his sister Isata, now one of Britain’s leading young pianists, in a performance of greatly loved sonatas for cello and piano, and by the entire family in a programme of works by Chopin, Mozart, Saint Saëns, Fauré and other popular composers.

The Kanneh-Masons comprise Isata on piano, Braimah on violin, Sheku on cello, Konya on piano and violin, Jeneba on piano and cello, Aminita on violin and piano, and Mariatu on cello and piano. They range in age from 9 to 23.

Their tour will kick off in Brisbane with a show at the QPAC Concert Hall on Tuesday 11th August 2020, they will then head to Melbourne to perform at Hamer Hall on Friday 14th August, before travelling to Adelaide for an afternoon performance at the Festival Theatre on Sunday the 16th August, they’ll criss-cross the country checking into Sydney to perform at the Recital Hall on Friday 21st of August before finally heading across to Perth to wrap up the tour at the Perth Concert Hall on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd August.

Tickets to the Perth show can be purchased via the Concert Hall’s website

OIP Staff