On Wednesday, December 13, a day before their formal concert, the Victoria Concert Hall will bring cellist Sheku and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason to the stage for a pre-concert special event. Their performance will range from classical favourites to jazz, soul and reggae.
The siblings will also be sharing their extraordinary journey, from growing up in a musical family of seven siblings in Nottingham to their positions as world-renowned musicians today. The evening will be made even more special by the presence of the award-winning actress, Serene Chen, who will be your host for the event. Get your tickets for this unforgettable evening of music now!
In 2015, six of the Kanneh-Mason siblings made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, capturing the hearts of the nation. Since then they have been unstoppable. Now, at only 24 and 27 years old, Sheku and Isata have an array of musical accomplishments under their belts. Both siblings tour the world spreading their love for classical music and inspiring young black artists to pursue their dreams in the industry.
About Sheku Kanneh-Mason
In 2016 Sheku became the first black instrumentalist to win BBC’s Young Musician of the Year, and his debut album, Inspiration, reached No. 11 on the pop charts. Then in 2018, he performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and his performance was viewed by almost 2 billion people worldwide.
In 2020 with his album Elgar, Sheku became the first cellist in chart history to score a hit in the UK Official Album Chart Top 10 with the album landing at number 8. As of 2023, Sheku appears as an Artist in Residence with the Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as the London Mozart Players, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Camerata Salzburg, Hallé Orchestra, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
About Isata Kanneh-Mason
A former pupil of the Royal Academy of Music, Isata held the prestigious Sir Elton John Scholarship and later performed with Rocket Man himself in Los Angeles in 2013. The young pianist signed to Decca and debuted at the top of the UK Official Classical Artist Chart with her album of Clara Schumann’s music, Romance.
Isata was an ECHO Rising Star in 2021/2022 and was also the recipient of the coveted Leonard Bernstein Award, and is one of the Konzerthaus Dortmund’s Junge Wilde artists. Currently, Isata is an Artist in Residence with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and also plays in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
After playing for thousands of audience members, TV spectators and even royals, The Victoria Concert Hall is proud to bring Sheku and his sister Isata Kanneh-Mason to Singapore. This piano and cello duo will be bringing you a programme featuring music by Bach, Rachmaninov, Burt Bacharach, and other delightful surprises!
Throughout the performance, you will also learn more about these two exceptional musicians. From stories about growing up in Nottingham, England with seven siblings to their big break on Britain’s Got Talent. This brother and sister duo also use their platform to advocate for more diversity and inspire other young black musicians to follow their dreams.
The performance on December 13 is at 7:30pm and tickets start at $58 depending on your seating zone. Don’t miss this incredible evening of music, as the Kanneh-Masons take your breath away. Their inspiring story, of dedication, perseverance, and familial unity, will touch your heart and linger in your thoughts long after the final encore.