British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason first won attention at age 17 as the first black musician to win the presitgious BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. But it was his performance at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018 that made him famous.
He's now 21, and thanks to the so-called "Sheku effect" a new generation of young cellists is emerging. Britain's National Schools Symphony Orchestra reports a 68% increase in applications from young cellists. Kanneh-Mason is using his celebrity to lobby for more music education in British schools.
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