The Kanneh-Masons won the Best Classical Artist award at The Global Awards 2021. The seven extraordinarily talented brothers and sisters – Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata and Mariatu – have become world famous for their incredible musical talent.
Violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason said: “Thank you very much on behalf of The Kanneh-Masons for this ‘Best Classical Artist’ award. We are very grateful to receive it. It was a real pleasure for us to perform for so many of you during the confinement through Facebook Lives and also through the Carnival of the Animals album, which we all had fun recording.
«Thank you very much for listening and supporting this album»
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason added, “Thank you so much for listening to and supporting this album. It was such a wonderful opportunity for us to share music as a family and for you around the world, and the support has meant so much to all of us. Many thanks to Decca Classics for recording this album with us and also to Enticott Music Management for taking care of us on and off stage, so we hope to be back on stage soon and perform for you all over the world. ”
The first Kanneh-Masons Carnival family album
The Kanneh-Masons released their first family album Carnival, a very special collaboration with the seven Kanneh-Mason siblings, Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman and child author Michael Morpurgo, in November 2020. Carnival includes new poems written by the author of War Horse. Morpurgo to accompany the humorous musical suite of the French composer Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals.
Although Carnival marks the first album for the Kanneh-Mason family, Sheku and Isata have released their own solo albums. Sheku Kanneh-Mason rose to fame after winning BBC Young Musician 2016 and performing at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. He has released two albums: Inspiration, which topped the UK Classic Albums chart and reached the No. 11 on the UK Official Albums Chart, and Elgar, who also topped the UK Classic Albums Chart and entered the UK Official Albums Chart at No. 8. Sheku’s sister, the Pianist Isata, topped the UK Classic Albums chart with her debut album Romance: The Piano Music of Clara. Schumann.
The Global Awards brings together Global radio stations; Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold, honoring the stars of music, news and entertainment. As the Global Awards ceremony could not take place this year, the 2021 winners were revealed on air, online and on Global Player to fans on Monday, May 3.
Kanneh-Masons’ Carnival album can be purchased here.
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