Royal wedding cellist picks up two honours at Classic Brit Awards

The young cellist who won rave reviews for his performance at the royal wedding last month (May18) picked up two big prizes at the Classic Brit Awards on Wednesday (13Jun18).
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 19, who was handpicked to perform at the wedding by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was named Male Artist of the Year and also took home the Critics’ Choice Award at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Kanneh-Mason previously made history in 2016 when he became the first black winner of the BBC Young Musician competition.
On the other end of the age spectrum, Dame Vera Lynn, 101, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was collected by her daughter.
Other notable winners included Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, who were named Group of the Year, while their Together Again release was voted Album of the Year.
Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers was named Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Renee Fleming picked up the Female Artist of the Year, while The Greatest Showman was named Best Soundtrack, and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Andrea Bocelli received accolades for their services to the industry.
The performance highlight of the ceremony came when mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins took to the stage for her first televised performance since the birth of her second child.