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5 March 2020, 20:57 | Updated: 5 March 2020, 21:45
The brilliant young cellist came top of the classical category at this year’s star-studded Global Awards with very.co.uk.
The chart-topping cellist picked up the award at the glitzy ceremony, which took place at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London on Thursday 5 March.
“It’s such an honour,” Sheku said in his acceptance speech. “I’d firstly like to thank my teacher, Hannah Roberts, for always inspiring me. And everyone at the Royal Academy of Music where I study. I want to thank everyone at Decca Classics and my management.
“But most importantly, I want to thank my family. My dad’s here and I want to thank my mum as well, and my brother, and all my sisters.”
Kanneh-Mason made history this year, becoming the first cellist to reach the top 10 of the UK Official Album Chart with his album Elgar – featuring a recording of the composer’s Cello Concerto, among other pieces.
Classic FM presenter Myleene Klass co-hosted the annual awards show, which recognises some of the most exciting names in music.
They joined artists from all Global’s radio stations including Smooth, Gold, Heart, Radio X, Capital, Capital XTRA and LBC to celebrate the biggest stars of news and entertainment.
Watch the Global Awards 2020 live at ClassicFM.com.