LONDON (Reuters) – Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old cellist who gained a legion of fanatics around the globe when he performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony closing month, has added to his record of accolades, scooping two prizes on the Vintage BRIT Awards in London.
Kanneh-Mason, who gained 2016 BBC Younger Musician of the Yr, was once named Male Artist of the Yr in addition to Critics Selection on the rite in London on Wednesday night time celebrating classical song in theater, movie, tv and video games.
The cellist was once catapulted into the worldwide highlight on the Might 19 wedding ceremony in Windsor, the place, accompanied by means of an orchestra, he performed Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Gabriel Faure’s “Apres un Reve” and “Sicilienne” by means of Maria Theresia von Paradis.
Additionally on the Vintage British Report Trade Believe (BRIT) Awards rite, American soprano Renee Fleming gained Feminine Artist of the Yr, whilst singers Michael Ball and Alfi Boe had been named Team of the Yr.
Veteran British singer Vera Lynn, who carried out for British troops all through International Struggle Two, was once commemorated with a Lifetime Fulfillment Award. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was once named Vintage BRITs Icon.
Different honorees incorporated composer Andrew Lloyd Webber who took a Particular Popularity Award for Musical Theatre and Schooling.
Reporting Through Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by means of Robin Pomeroy