Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 17, is winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician. Sheku gave an intense, highly committed and extremely mature performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat in the final of this year’s competition at London’s Barbican.


Congratulations also to the other finalists Jess Gillam and Ben Goldscheider

A longer article on the competition to follow.