Royal wedding cellist Kanneh-Mason triumphs at Classic BRIT Awards

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-12 months-aged cellist who won a legion of lovers close to the entire world when he played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage last month, has additional to his listing of accolades, scooping two prizes at the Typical BRIT Awards in London.

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Kanneh-Mason, who won 2016 BBC Younger Musician of the Calendar year, was named Male Artist of the Calendar year as well as Critics Choice at the ceremony in London on Wednesday night celebrating classical songs in theatre, movie, television and game titles.

The cellist was catapulted into the world spotlight at the Might 19 marriage in Windsor, where, accompanied by an orchestra, he played Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Gabriel Faure’s “Apres un Reve” and “Sicilienne” by Maria Theresia von Paradis.

Also at the Typical British Record Field Trust (BRIT) Awards ceremony, American soprano Renee Fleming won Feminine Artist of the Calendar year, even though singers Michael Ball and Alfi Boe have been named Group of the Calendar year.

Veteran British singer Vera Lynn, who performed for British troops for the duration of Entire world War Two, was honoured with a Life time Achievement Award. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was named Typical BRITs Icon.

Other honourees provided composer Andrew Lloyd Webber who took a Specific Recognition Award for Musical Theatre and Training.

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