We are thrilled to announce that Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to music and has made the following statement:

“To be awarded the MBE for services to music is amazing.  I was so lucky to have the dedicated support of my parents in giving me the opportunity to have specialist music lessons from a young child.  I also had incredible support from the state schools I attended in Nottingham where music was promoted for its value in developing listening skills, teamwork, self-expression and hard work.  The love and enjoyment for this great art is something that should be available to everyone, regardless of background.  I am committed to continuing my work with organisations such as London Music Masters and Future Talent to reinforce the benefits of access to music for all young people.”