20-year old pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason is the third of the famous Kanneh-Mason clan to establish herself as a soloist. Jeneba recently made her BBC Proms debut performing the Florence Price Concerto and was heralded by the press as “demonstrating musical insight, technical acuity, and an engaging performing persona” (Music OMH).
Jeneba was a Keyboard Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018, winner of the Murs du Son Prize at the Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France, 2014, and The Nottingham Young Musician 2013. She was also winner of the Iris Dyer Piano Prize at The Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy. At the moment Kanneh-Mason holds the Victoria Robey Scholarship to The Royal College of Music, studying piano with Vanessa Latarche.
Recent highlights of her career include debuts with the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic. She also undertook an extensive tour with Chineke! across Europe in November 2022 for the Price Concerto, and recorded with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Kanneh-Masons recent solo recital debuts include venues such as the Zurich Tonhalle, London Wigmore Hall, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, as well as the Lenzburgiade, Rheingau, Cheltenham, Bradfield and Lamberhurst festivals. In 2022, she also embarked on tours of Australia, USA, Antigua and Barbuda with the Kanneh-Masons.
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason was named one of Classic FM’s ‘Rising Stars’ and appeared on Julian Lloyd Webber’s radio series in 2021. She has also been featured on several television and radio programmes, including Radio 3, In Tune, The BAFTAs, The Royal Variety Performance, the documentary for BBC4, Young, Gifted and Classical, and the Imagine documentary for BBC1, This House is Full of Music. She has recorded for the album, Carnival, with Decca Classics.