2016: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

2016 RPS-Duet Young Instrumentalist Prize winner

Awarded: £1,500 and a professional UK performance

16-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason attends Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham. He holds the ABRSM Junior Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music, where he studies cello with Ben Davies. Sheku plays in the Chineke! Junior and Professional Orchestra, as well as the JRAM Symphony Orchestra. He is currently participating in the BBC Young Musician 2016.

He plays chamber music with the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio and the Ash String Trio. Sheku plays a cello made by Frank White of Ladystone Violins. He also enjoys football.

(May 2016)

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