We are delighted to welcome our latest patrons, the Kanneh-Mason family

The Kanneh-Masons are seven brothers and sisters born and raised in Nottingham. Ranging in ages from 23 to 10 years old, all of the siblings play either violin, piano or cello.

They have performed at the Bafta awards in 2018 and in the 2019 Royal Variety Show. Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed at the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018 and the family have been the subject of a number of documentaries, including CBS Sunday Morning and BBC FOUR’s Young, Gifted and Classical.

"As a family we enjoy all aspects of music. We love the power of music and its ability to transform a mood and bring people together, how it supports self-expression and aids wellbeing. This is something that Sinfonia Viva understands so well. Not only playing as an orchestra on the concert stage, but being a part of a community that makes music together. We are really excited to be part of Sinfonia Viva’s community and can’t wait to see and hear the wonderful work performed and created by the orchestra and participants over the coming years."

All the children attend or have attended London’s Royal Academy of Music and its Primary and Junior Academies.

They were raised in Nottingham, England by parents Stuart Mason, a business executive and Dr Kadiatu Kanneh, a former university lecturer. Both parents played musical instruments to a high standard but never pursued professional careers. Born in Sierra Leone but moving to Wales as a young girl, Kadiatu lectured in English at the University of Birmingham, while Stuart, both of whose parents were born in Antigua, was born in London and works for a luxury experiential travel company.

For more information download the press release here