Carlton Music Maker 2016:  Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Braimah Kanneh-Mason accompanied by his sister, Isata.

Braimah studies violin with Nicole Wilson at The Junior Royal Academy of Music (where he has also studied piano) and has won a violin scholarship to senior Royal Academy in September. He is winner of the Senior Violin Prize and the Dame Ruth Railton Chamber Music Prize at Junior Academy. Braimah was a member of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra for several years and this year will lead the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. He has enjoyed Masterclass tuition from Lorraine McAslan and Tasmin Little and was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 4.
Braimah won the String Prize at Nottingham Young Musician 2015 and fought off strong competition from other instrumentalists to claim the Carlton Music Makers Trophy which will be presented to him this evening. Braimah will then show us that he ‘has more than one string to his bow’ in a short recital to display his considerable talent before joining his fellow family members in harmony and even teaming up with the choir for a unique collaboration.