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West Wight Arts Association

Saturday 14 7.00pmOctober


Freshwater Memorial Hall

Avenue Road
PO40 9UU

01983 752 956

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West Wight Arts Association


Sheku and isata pic

Concert by Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello and piano

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the 2016 BBC Young Musician, a title he won with a stunning performance of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto in Spring 2016. In April 2017 Sheku returned to the hall for another performance of the concerto, after which the Guardian wrote that “technically superb and eloquent in his expressivity, he held the capacity audience spellbound with an interpretation of exceptional authority”

In September 2017, he started a full time degree course at the Royal Academy, studying with Hannah Roberts.

Sheku is passionate about the importance of making classical music accessible to all and is the first London Music Masters Junior Ambassador. With his siblings, the Kanneh Mason seven-piece ensemble, he has performed in many venues across the UK.

Isata Kanneh-Mason is twenty years old and is an undergraduate at The Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Hamish Milne, having been awarded the prestigious Sir Elton John Scholarship. She performed with Elton John in Los Angeles in 2013.

She also plays viola, and is a member of Chineke! Orchestra, performing with them at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank and The Royal Festival Hall.

They will play:

Suite for Cello Solo by Cassadó

Cello Sonata op 5 no 2 by Beethoven

Sonata in D minor op. 40 by Shostakovich

Please be advised that this concert is likely to sell out, so book soon (Tickets £14.00, £2.00 students and children) on or Totland Parish Office 756028.

Please note also that the resurfacing of Avenue Road will mean that the road will be closed from the Vine Inn to Avenue Road Car Park and that parking will be very much restricted so please share lifts whenever possible and come early.