Perth Concert Hall is showcasing today’s most charismatic classical artists in two stand-out concerts this season.
BBC Young Musician 2016, Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s performance at Harry and Meghan’s wedding is only the most recent staging post in the extraordinary Kanneh-Mason family story. The talented cellist is joined by his sister Isata – who gave a wonderful recital as part of Perth Piano Sundays earlier this year. Brother Braimah joins the pair on violin alongside two colleagues from the Royal Academy of Music for an evening of chamber music from Barber, Fauré and Dvořák on Sunday 22 December.
“I'm so happy to be coming to Perth with my brother and sister and a group of my close friends. We have been performing together since we began studies at the Royal Academy of Music and we really enjoy exploring a wide range of repertoire. We are delighted to be bringing to Perth a fresh programme of Fauré’s Piano Trio and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet which will be preceded by a beautiful Cello Sonata by Samuel Barber that I play with my sister Isata.”
Firmly positioned as a leading exponent of his instrument, classical guitarist MILOŠ continues to top record charts and delight audiences worldwide. Throughout his extraordinary career he has appeared in recitals and concertos at almost all major concert halls and festivals around the globe. He was the first classical guitarist to perform a solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall, to unanimous critical acclaim. Equally at home playing Bach as he is The Beatles, he creates an unforgettable musical journey spanning three centuries. This much anticipated concert, on Thursday 23 marks MILOŠ’s welcome return to the Perth Concert Hall stage.
“This programme celebrates the guitar as the world’s most loved musical instrument. The elegance with which that guitar can so comfortably sit between the worlds of classical and mainstream is very special and unique. The music on this programme includes some of my all-time favourites, in a huge breadth of styles- from Bach, all the way to the Beatles. I am so much looking forward to bringing it all to the audiences at Perth Concert Hall in the New Year.”
James Waters, creative director for classical music for Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre said:
“We are thrilled to present two of today’s most charismatic classical artists. Their performers transcend their instruments to turn every concert into a musical champagne moment. We can’t wait to welcome them to Perth Concert Hall.”
Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Cassado Ensemble is in Perth Concert Hall on Sunday 22 December and Miloš Karadaglić From Bach to The Beatles is in Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 23 January. For tickets and info contact Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 visit www.horsecross.co.uk.