Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 17, from Nottingham, was named winner of BBC Young Musician 2016.
Bio: Sheku attends Trinity Catholic Comprehensive School in Nottingham. He began playing the cello aged 6 with Sarah Huson-Whyte of Southwell. At age 9 achieved the ABRSM Marguerite Swan Memorial Prize for Grade 8 cello, gaining the highest UK marks that year. He holds the ABRSM Junior Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where he has been studying cello with Ben Davies since 2008. He also studied piano with Druvi de Saram.