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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason  cello 
    Isata Kanneh-Mason  piano 

    The cello in all its guises in five instalments: the fifth and final instalment with young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose talent was showcased at last year’s Royal Wedding.

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason
    Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
    Isata Kanneh-Mason
    Isata Kanneh-Mason - DR

    Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano No. 4 Op. 102 No. 1
    Lutosławski Grave
    Barber Sonata for cello and piano Op. 6
    Rachmaninov Sonata for cello and piano Op. 19

    Approximate running time
    1st part: 40mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 35mn

    A weekend of total immersion in the rich, warm sound of the cello in all its guises from Bach to the present day.

    This fifth and final concert features young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who showcased his talent at last year’s Royal Wedding. His family roots are in Sierra Leone, but he and his siblings, most of whom are musicians, were born and raised in London. He trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, is a very active member of the Chineke Orchestra, the first black and ethnic minority formation in Europe, and won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016. His heroes are Jacqueline Du Pré, Rostropovitch and Bob Marley, three artists to whom he paid tribute in a recent recording on the Decca label. For his French debut, he is accompanied on the piano by his sister Isata in a programme featuring a blend of classics (Beethoven, Rachmaninov) and pieces from much further afield – the short, heavily Debussy-accented Grave by Lutosławski and Sonata Opus 6 by American composer Samuel Barber, a youthful work imbued with Romanticism, but whose technical challenges already bear the seeds of the concerto which Berber composed for the instrument ten years later.

    Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati

    Six histoires sur Sheku Kanneh-Mason

    Rencontre avec le britannique Sheku Kanneh-Mason, que nous vous faisons découvrir au détour de six histoires.