Fresh from Royal Wedding, Sheku wins an orchestral residency

Fresh from Royal Wedding, Sheku wins an orchestral residency


norman lebrecht

April 25, 2018

It was announced today that Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist at the Royal Wedding, will be one of three artists in residence at the Royal Liverpool Phil next season. The others are piano due Anderson & Roe and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.

The season features no fewer than five women conductors -Anu Tali, Elim Chan, Nathalie Stutzmann, Jessica Cottis and Holly Matheson – and a joint War Requiem with Hannover to mark the end of the first World War.

Vasily Petrenko, in his 13th season as music director, says: ‘I’m looking forward to our new season, with the opportunity to perform such a wide variety of repertoire, from Brahms’ complete symphonies to new works by our Composer in Association, Gary Carpenter. I’m delighted to work with artists new to Liverpool as well as returning friends. This diversity represents what is distinctive about Liverpool Philharmonic, and is something that I cherish.’



  • Andy says:

    He’s a terrific cellist and comes across as a real gentleman who has worked hard to get where he is, and appreciates the position he’s in. His success is deserved and let’s hope it continues.

  • Rgiarola says:

    Vassily is about to hit Groves’s record of 14 years as MD of Liverpool Phil. I believe the orchestra was never so well-know outside UK, as it is with Petrenko.