The Sixth Day of Christmas – Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Welcome to Day Six of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival.

One of the aims of the Festival is to provide a platform for local, and especially young, musicians.  At our first Festival there was no better example of this than the appearance of the 11 year old pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason.

As winner of Nottingham Young Musician of the Year 2013 Jeneba was offered a concert in the Festival: this extract from the Schubert Impromptu D899 no. 3 was part of this, her first full length recital.  The hour-long programme, given in the State Chamber on Saturday 23rd August 2014, also included Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Moszkowski.

The recording producer was Alex Barnes .

One audience member described Jeneba’s performance as “awe-inspiring”.  If you would like to comment on our 12 Days of Christmas celebration or on the Southwell Music Festival in general please email or join the conversation on Twitter.

Please join us for the Festival’s London concert on Tuesday 3rd February and find out about the 2015 Festival programme when it is launched at Southwell Minster on Friday 13th March.  Details are in the Christmas newsletter (pdf download). The dates for the 2015 Southwell Music Festival are 27-31 August.

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