Meet the Musician: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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Our Holiday Camps regularly offer activities through which children can learn more about the world's most amazing composers and musicians ๐ŸŽถ

As part of our celebrations of Black History Month, our October Holiday Camps will shine the spotlight on the incredible British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Here are 5 facts to get started!๐Ÿ‘‡

๐ŸŽป Musical Superstar

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of the UKโ€™s best cello players who started playing the instrument when he was just six years old.


๐ŸŽผ Family of Musicians

Sheku is one of 7 extraordinarily talented brothers and sisters: pianists Isata and Janeba, violinist Braimah and cellists Konya, Mariatu and Aminata. They even have a family band: The Kanneh-Masons!

๐Ÿ† Award Winner

Sheku has received lots of awards for his musical talent, including being named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016. He was the first Black musician to win this prestigious competition.

๐Ÿ‘‘ Royal Performer

In 2018, Sheku gained worldwide fame when he performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. His performance was watched by 2 billion people across the globe.

๐Ÿ“ป Record Breaker

Sheku has released two albums, and the second, called 'Elgar,' secured him the spot as the first cellist in chart history to have a hit in the UK Official Album Chart Top 10!


Weโ€™ll be discovering more about this amazing string player as part of our exciting timetable for The Strings Club's October Half Term Holiday Camps. Find your nearest venue by clicking the button below.