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The royal wedding’s teenage cello player skipped U.S. debut to play in the ceremony

By Siobhán O’Grady, washingtonpost.com

Sheku Kanneh-Mason had big plans for this weekend. The 19-year-old, who was raised in Nottingham, England, was supposed to make his U.S. orchestral debut as the guest soloist for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Then Meghan Markle called.

“I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes,” Kanneh-Mason said in a statement from Kensington Palace. “What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait!”

Kanneh-Mason studies at the Royal Academy of Music, and it turns out he had a secret fan: Prince Harry saw him perform in London last summer and took note. Then, shortly before the wedding, Markle reached out to see if he’d be available to perform.

Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/05/19/the-royal-weddings-teenage-cello-player-skipped-his-u-s-debut-to-play-in-the-ceremony/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fae9d373980c

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