'An immensely talented pianist': Decca Classics signs Isata Kanneh-Mason

'An immensely talented pianist': Decca Classics signs Isata Kanneh-Mason

Decca Classics has announced the signing of Isata Kanneh-Mason.

The pianist joins her brother, cellist Sheku, on the label’s roster and will release debut album Romance on July 5.

Isata Kanneh-Mason said: “I am so excited to be recording this album with Decca Classics. I am really passionate about this music and hope that the album brings a wider range of people into the classical music audience!”

Dr Alexander Buhr, managing director of Decca Classics, commented: “Isata is an immensely talented pianist with remarkable musicality and a curious mind, always ready to explore new musical horizons.”

Isata Kanneh-Mason is a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy Of Music in London. Four of seven Kanneh-Mason siblings are currently studying and the Academy. 

Romance will explore the life of Romantic-era pianist Clara Schumann and marks the 200th anniversary of Schumann’s birth. 

Isata Kanneh-Mason started learning the piano aged six and has played in concert venues around the world, including a performance with Elton John. She is due to tour with Sheku this year.

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