British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason shot to global fame when he played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This month he performs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, before embarking on a national tour with his six musical siblings. He and his pianist sister Isata talk to Rebecca Franks about growing up in a musical home, playing music together, and the enjoyment and understanding that music offers.

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason
Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason. Photo © James Hole

Classical music doesn’t often feature on Saturday night prime time television. But in 2015, six young siblings broke the mould when they competed on one of the UK’s most popular shows, Britain’s Got Talent, watched by millions. “We’re the Kanneh-Masons, a family group from Nottingham,”...