Fantasia & Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony no. 9 'From the New World'
Cello - Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Conductor - Tom Fetherstonhaugh
Tuesday 15 September 2020, 19.30
Wednesday 16 September 2020, 19.00
Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
Join Fantasia Orchestra and young superstar Sheku Kanneh-Mason for an evening of Dvorak.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, one of the brightest young stars on the classical music scene, became a household name worldwide in May 2018 after performing at the Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. His performance was greeted with universal excitement after being watched by nearly two billion people globally.
The winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, Sheku is already in great demand from major orchestras and concert halls worldwide. In January 2018, his debut recording for Decca Classics, Inspiration, was released, featuring the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. In June 2018, Sheku received the Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Choice awards at the re-launched Classic BRIT Awards, and in July 2018 became the first artist to receive the new BRIT Certified Breakthrough Award, having sold over 30,000 copies of his debut album in the UK and surpassing 100,000 album sales worldwide. In January 2020, Sheku released his second album, Elgar, centred around the Elgar Cello Concerto, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. On its release, it reached No. 8 in the UK Official Album Chart, making Sheku the youngest classical instrumentalist and the first cellist in history to reach the UK Top 10.