Watch Royal Wedding cellist Sheku play Fauré’s Après un Rêve when he was just 15

19 July 2019, 12:35 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 12:45

By Kyle Macdonald

He’s become a household name around the world since his performance at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding – but here’s proof that Sheku has always been incredibly talented.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s name is on everyone's lips – he released a chart-topping album, appeared on TV… oh, and he performed at the wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. You might have heard about that.

Sheku performed at the Royal Wedding on 19 May, 2018, at St George's Chapel Windsor, in a service broadcast to millions around the globe. He created quite a sensation, even causing the #CelloBae hashtag to become a thing.

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But this performance is from September 2014. At a concert in a remote part of Wales, the Kanneh-Mason siblings performed a showcase of their talents.

Sheku and his sister Isata performed Fauré's Après un Rêve. And this was one of the pieces that Sheku played during the signing of the register at the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last weekend.

Back in 2014, you can hear the magic and extraordinary potential in his playing. What an incredible story.

And here's a magical moment of Schubert from the 2018 Royal Wedding...