classical music
classical music

Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Guy Johnston

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Coming with a royal seal of approval, two brilliant young cellists perform courtly and contemporary works.

The programme will take as a framework a number of cello sonatas written by the 18th century Italian composer Luigi Boccherini. These will be interspersed with works by other composers including Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Reinhold Glière, and a new commission for two cellos by young British composer Emma-Ruth Richards

Kanneh-Mason was the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and is now in demand around the world as a soloist. He is joined in tonight’s concert by the competition’s 2000 winner, Guy Johnston, whose recent recording of Gustav Holst’s Invocation with the BBC Philharmonic earned five-star reviews.

One of the original members of Southbank Centre Associate Orchestra Chineke!, Sheku Kanneh-Mason is now known to millions for his performance at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018.

Of Chineke!’s performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2016, The Times said, ‘The highlight... was Haydn’s cello concerto in C, played with huge character by 17-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.’

The New York Times has praised his ‘burnished and varied sound…’ and Gramophone calls him ‘an impeccable soloist.’

BBC Music Magazine has observed, ‘Guy Johnston’s playing is searchingly beautiful and accurate.’

Both musicians make their International Chamber Music Series debut.

Performers

Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Guy Johnston cello

Repertoire

Boccherini: Cello Sonatas
Emma-Ruth Richards: Until a reservoir no longer remains
-: And works by Barrière, Glière, Elizondo & Tortelier

Dates & times

15 Mar 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£15 - £45
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£15, £25, £35, £45

Multi-buy discount
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Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing
Book 3 to 4 events in the International Chamber Music Series and save 10% on tickets, or book 5 or more events and save 20%. This discount is not available on Premium seats and only applies to multiple concerts bought in the same series, not across two or more series.

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