The Bardi prepare to welcome star pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason to perform with the Orchestra

13th May 2024

At 22, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason has already achieved so much, performing with top orchestras across the world, including at the BBC Proms, captivating audiences with her “musical insight, technical acuity and engaging performing persona”. The Bardi are delighted to be able to welcome such a high-profile soloist to perform with the orchestra.

The third youngest sibling, of seven, in the world-famous family, 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 in 2014, and The Nottingham Young Musician 2013 here in the East Midlands. She was also winner of the Iris Dyer Piano Prize at The Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy.

Her recent and forthcoming highlights include an extensive UK tour with the Hungarian Radio Symphony and Riccardo Frizza, a European tour with Chineke!, debuts with the Detroit Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, and the Sinfonia Viva for the New Year Gala. She also recorded Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 6 with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Howard Griffiths, which was released on Alpha.

Jeneba 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.

You can see Jeneba Kanneh-Mason perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 19th May at De Montfort Hall. Book your tickets here today.

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason © Berghorn / Sony Classical