News to start your week!
Young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been named BBC’s Young Musician for 2016. A rising star in Britain, Kanneh-Mason was the first black musician to win this award, and is now calling for more inclusion in the world of classical music. The Guardian has the story.
In more news from the UK, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which strives to “help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives” has awarded three composers for 2016. They include American-born Heather Leigh and Irish-born Ailís Ní Ríain.
Don’t forget to check out the new weekly podcast by Listening to Ladies, featuring conversation with a living woman composer each week. And while we wait for the newest episode to be available, listen in to some of the other great works that are posted regularly on the blog! You’ll no doubt hear something new! Find out how to support the great work being done by Elizabeth Blair here.