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Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Saint-Saëns’ The Swan

British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Le cygne (The Swan) from Camille Saint-SaënsLe carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals), a track off of his debut album Inspiration. Hailing from Nottingham, then age 17, Kanneh-Mason won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award at London’s Barbican Hall while playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Also from the album: Song Of The Birds, played with a string ensemble:

And a solo cello version of Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry:

Kanneh-Mason comes from an entire family of musicians. Watch them perform Vittorio Monti’s Csárdás next.

Plus, more related music: Le Carnaval des Animaux animated, That Cello Guy: The multi-screen performances of Cremaine Booker, The Joyous String Quartet, and Classical Music Mashup: 57 classical tunes from 33 composers.

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