Aminata Kanneh-Mason - Violin

Aminata is thirteen years old and attends Trinity Catholic School in Nottingham. She attends The Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, where she is a member of the Classical Orchestra, and studies violin with Nicole Wilson and piano with Sarah Pickering.

Aminata has Grade 8 distinction on the violin and Grade 8 on the piano (aged 11 and 12). She also has singing lessons with Jane Harwood. She is a member of Chineke! Junior Orchestra and has played with the orchestra in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank.

Aminata has performed with the Kanneh-Masons throughout the UK, including Southwell, Derby, Tenby, Machynlleth, Lichfield, Belper, Breadsall, Suffolk, The Albert Hall, Nottingham, Bath and London, including St Johns Smith Square. She has forthcoming concerts (chamber and solo) in Southwell, London and Antigua, and she will play Bruch Violin Concerto with Djanogly Orchestra in November 2019. Aminata has joined her siblings in concert tours of Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She played, with the Kanneh-Masons, for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in March 2017.

Aminata has appeared on several television and radio programmes, including Sounding Out with Notts TV, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera TV, the Semi Final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, BBC and ITV News, Channel 4, the BBC4 documentary, Young, Gifted and Classical, and BBC1 The One Show. She is featured, with The Kanneh-Masons, in a USA documentary by CBS Television.

Aminata is very grateful to The Nottingham Soroptimist Trust and to the Nottingham Education Trust for their support.