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Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason in recital

Sheku sitting on a chair holding his cello

A beautiful programme of music for cello and piano by Beethoven, Bridge and Benjamin Britten is performed by the brilliant brother-and-sister duo from ‘Britain’s most musical family’ (The Times).

Few instrumentalists have built such a formidable reputation more quickly than the Kanneh-Masons, each with a classical chart-topper under their belt and still in their early twenties. But this beautifully-conceived programme finds them reunited, doing what they do best – playing chamber music with unparalleled empathy and understanding.

These are sophisticated choices, with Beethoven’s C major sonata offering a first taste of his transcendent late style – a true duo, in every sense. The glistening light and ominous shade of Britten’s haunted late cello music is explored alongside his complex relationship with his teacher Frank Bridge – music of spring-like freshness and startling depth, performed by two young artists with their own unbreakable bond. 

This performance will end at approximately 9.15pm, including a 20 minute interval.


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