The young professional chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru is preparing for a busy March which will see them embark on a sold-out tour of Wales with young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
One of the brightest young stars on the classical music scene, Sheku Kanneh- Mason became a household name worldwide in May 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. His performance was watched by nearly two billion people globally. He will join the young and talented musicians of Sinfonia Cymru as soloist for four concert dates in Wales beginning on March 7 stopping at Cardiff, Pontyberem, Newport and Mold.
Conducted by Jonathan Bloxham, Sinfonia Cymru will perform CPE Bach’s Symphony No 1, Haydn’s Cello Concerto, Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question and Beethoven’s Symphony No 1. The performance on 9th March will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for transmission on Tuesday 12 March.
BBC Young Musician Winner 2016 and a Classical Brit Award winner in 2018, Sheku Kanneh-Mason realises the importance of supporting and promoting young musicians at the beginning of their careers as well as the exciting experience that their performances can create for audiences.
He said “I’m really looking forward to joining Sinfonia Cymru in March. Haydn’s first Cello Concerto is one of my favourite pieces, and at certain moments in the piece it almost feels like playing chamber music. It’s always inspiring for me to play with young musicians, and I’m really looking forward to performances with this wonderful orchestra!”
During March, Sinfonia Cymru will also perform at the Abu Dhabi Festival with Sir Bryn Terfel, will perform a curated and innovative programme of pieces in #PeoplePlanetProfit featuring new music for flute, percussion and strings by Helen Wilson as part of their Curate programme at Tramshed Tech, Cardiff and embark on a Schools Project with Mid Wales Music Trust.
Further information is available at http://www.sinfoniacymru.co.uk