Making their Toronto debuts, British brother and sister duo, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, will perform works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Britten. Isata Kanneh-Mason’s debut album, Romance
, entered the UK classical charts at No. 1 when it was released in 2019. Gramophone
described the recording of Clara Schumann compositions as “one of the most charming and engaging debuts.” Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the 2016 BBC Young Musician award - the first Black musician to ever win the competition. He played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018, and has performed with symphonies around the world. Sheku was appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2020 New Year Honours.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, op. 40
Frank Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, H. 125
Benjamin Britten: Cello Sonata in C Major, op. 65