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Royal wedding cellist calls for action on diversity in music

‘I’ve benefited from having so much music education… and the thought that lots of people won’t have something even close to that same level is a real shame. Diversity needs to start way, way before people are auditioning. If actual education is not invested in and supported, then nothing will change.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the award-winning cellist who rose to prominence after performing at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, has called for greater investment in early-stage music education in the UK to tackle a lack of diversity in classical music.

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Header photo: Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Pal Hansen for the Observer