Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of BBC Young Musician 2016, is to perform Saint Saën’s Cello Concerto No.1 with the London Mozart Players (LMP) at Fairfield Halls in Croydon in January 2020.
Mr Kanneh-Mason, whose performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launched him onto the international stage, first performed with the LMP in 2017 and the concert on Sunday, January 12, is the first classical concert at Fairfield Halls in 2020.
The concert will come two days after the release of his new CD ‘Elgar’ on Decca – a collection of works including Elgar’s Cello Concerto. This new recording, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, was recorded in June 2019 at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
Julia Desbruslais, executive director of LMP, said: “Having performed with Sheku when he was just starting out in his classical music career, we have been truly delighted to see how his talent has developed and to see his music reach music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
“We are really looking forward to performing alongside him again, this time at Fairfield Halls, in a sumptuous programme of French classics – ‘A Concert Extraordinaire’ indeed’.”