Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason recording the Elgar Cello Concerto with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, in June 2019 at Abbey Road Studios.

The 20-year-old soloist will release his new album, Elgar, on Decca Classics on 10 January 2020. The recording also includes a new arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ from his Enigma Variations as well as new recordings of works by Julius Klengel, Gabriel Fauré and Ernst Bloch.

Kanneh-Mason discusses his relationship with the Elgar Concerto in The Strad January 2020 issue, out on 18 December. He was The Strad’s cover star for the March 2019 issue. To read the interview, click here to log in, buy a single issue or subscribe.