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


  • Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture in B minor "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Shostakovich Cello Concerto 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.