Young musician's performance stole hearts at Meghan & Prince Harry’s wedding

Cheryl Kahla
May 19, 2018
01:39 P.M.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason made a name for himself when he won the Young Musicians of the Year Award in 2016. He performed at the Royal wedding.


As reported by CNN, the 19-year-old musician gave a stellar and graceful performance to the 600 wedding guests gathered in Windsor today.

Kanneh-Mason was accompanied by an orchestra and performed the three-part piece flawlessly while the newlyweds signed the wedding register.

His participation in the ceremony was announced almost two months ago when he excitedly took to Twitter and shared the news with his 27,000 followers.


'I’m so excited and honoured to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony [...]'

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Twitter, April 23, 2018.

He said yes without any hesitation and added that it was a tremendous privilege.

As reported by Variety, Prince Harry and Meghan saw him perform at a charity event in June last year and were determined to have him at their wedding.


The Nottingham-born Kanneh-Mason received recognition in 2015 when he entered Britains' Got Talent and won the BBC contest the following year.

He has been playing the cello since the age of six and received numerous awards during his school career, including the Marguerite Swan Memorial Prize at the age of nine.

Besides his passion for music and his talent, Kanneh-Mason was also a straight-A student who received exceptional grades for Music, Maths, and Physics.

He released an album titled Inspiration earlier this year, and it soon became the biggest-selling album, according to BBC.

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