Grantham Music Club season finale features The Kanneh-Mason Duo
Grantham Music Club's final concert of its season takes place at ChristChurch, Finkin Street, next Wednesday (March 18) and features two members of the talented Kanneh-Mason family.
The Kanneh-Mason Duo comprises Isata Kanneh-Mason on piano and brother Braimah on violin.
Grantham Music Club has had close ties with the Kanneh-Mason family for quite a while now, which culminated with BBC Young Musician of the Year-winning celloist Sheku performing with his sister Isata so successfully in the final sold-out concert of the season two years ago, just prior to him playing at Prince Harry's wedding.
Isata, who has just signed a record deal with Decca, now returns to Grantham to perform with another member of this hugely talented family, her brother Braimah. He studies at the Royal Academy and has already given critically acclaimed performances.
Isata is a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Carole Presland, having been awarded the Gwendolyn Reiche Memorial Scholarship.
She was in the piano category final of the BBC Young Musician 2014, winning the Walter Todds Bursary for the most promising musician before the grand final.
She has won the Royal Academy Iris Dyer Piano Prize four times and the Mrs Claude Beddington Prize 2016 for outstanding recital results at the Royal Academy.
She is also winner of the Royal Academy Christian Carpenter Recital Prize 2018, the Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize 2018 and the Wilfred Parry (Brahms) Prize 2018 at the Royal Academy.
Braimah studies violin at the Royal Academy of Music with Jack Liebeck and is also member of the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and Chineke! Orchestra.
As a soloist, Braimah enjoys regular performances across the UK and has most recently appeared at St John’s Smith Square with the London Contemporary Orchestra, the Royal Concert Hall with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, and at the UK Diversity Legal Awards.
It promises to be another concert not to be missed and could not be a better way to end Grantham Music Club's 90th anniversary season.
The concert is sponsored by Duncan and Toplis.
All concerts are free to Grantham Music Club members. Tickets for individual concerts for non-members are £15, with students free, and are available from the Guildhall Arts Centre box office, call 01476 406158, visit www.guildhallartscentre.com or on the door.
New members are always very welcome.
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