Young Artists’ Platform: Childhood Memories

Young Artists’ Platform: Childhood Memories

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
26 Sep 2019
  • Music
Be led on a fantastical journey through childhood with music performed by Rob Burton and Konya Kanneh-Mason.

13:00 | Free with Museum admission

From an arrangement of jazz pianist Chick Corea’s Children Songs, to works by Ibert and Fauré, Rob Burton and Konya Kanneh-Mason will explore repertoire linked to childhood and fantasy in a rich programme of works for saxophone and piano.

Award-winning classical saxophonist Rob Burton was a Grand Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018. He currently studies on a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with Huw Wiggin and previously at the Junior Guildhall School of Music, where he was Sax.co.uk Scholarship holder. Recent highlights include recitals at the Cheltenham Festival, Oundle International Festival, Charles Wood Festival (Northern Ireland), and concertos with Silk Street Sinfonia and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has also recently performed at Southwark Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace. He is a Drake Calleja Scholar for 2019/20 and a Vandoren UK artist.

Konya Kanneh-Mason holds The Gilling Family Scholarship at The Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Tessa Nicholson. She also plays violin, including in a performance with her siblings at The BAFTAs 2018. Konya performs regularly in the UK and in the Caribbean, and has performed piano concerti such as Schumann, Shostakovich, Mozart K114 and Mozart Triple Concerto no 7. Konya is a member of Chineke! Orchestra, playing with them at the re-opening of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank 2018. She has been featured on numerous television and radio programmes, including two appearances performing solo piano on BBC Radio 3.

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Music.