Sheku Kanneh Mason C Jake Turney. Credit: Jake Turney.


  • Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture in B minor "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Shostakovich Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Op. 126
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor op.36

She is one of the few outstanding chief conductors in the world. The fact that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has apparently effortlessly set herself at the top in a traditional male domain makes her a role model for many young female conductors. And she is without a doubt one of the most exciting contemporary artists. The cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is also aware of his role model function. Only a few years ago he became the first black musician to win the BBC's classical music competition and is now on his way to becoming an internationally sought-after musician.

Like no other, he presents the versatility of his instrument casually, almost casually, and prevents any fear of contact with high culture in the first place. Following on from Sheku's album Inspiration, which was created in collaboration with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the two exceptional musicians will once again be on stage together and make a clear statement that diversity is the way to the goal.

More information is available on Elphilharmonie Hamburg.