Isata Kanneh-Mason

Piano

Managed in association with Enticott Music Management

Biography

A postgraduate student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Isata Kanneh-Mason has embarked on a successful and increasingly busy concert career as a solo artist, with concerto appearances, solo recitals and chamber concerts throughout the UK and abroad.  Isata also continues to perform with her siblings, including regular duo recitals with her brother, the cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason.  Highlights this season include appearances at the Lucerne Festival, the Zurich Tonhalle, Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Saint-Denis Festival in Paris, and an extensive US tour, including their debut recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Isata has also performed in the Portland Piano Series in Oregon, the Barbican Centre’s Sound Unbound Series, The Color of Music Festival in South Carolina, in Amsterdam, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, and Canada.

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Reviews

An additional treat was seeing him perform with his sister Isata, three years his elder. There could be few more riveting experiences than witnessing the strength, passion and assured virtuosity in a cellist so young. Even more important was how much love and feeling he expressed for the music he was playing, never shying from lyrical depth and expressive nuance, and supported to a tee by his sister.

Vancouver Playhouse

Sheku gave its Largo a yearningly elegiac tone, and for the whirling finale he roughened his sound exhilaratingly while Isata stressed the angularities of her piano part.

This was a triumphant coming-out for these immensely engaging players: a star duo is born.

The Independent