Dr. Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason
Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason lives in Nottingham and is a former lecturer in English at The University of Birmingham.
She has recently published her memoir, House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons for which, in November 2021, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Storytelling Award. They described it as ‘a fresh, moving account of raising children and nurturing their creativity. It captures what’s sincerely human in classical music-making.’
Kadiatu has seven children, all of whom are classical musicians and the family has been the subject of several documentaries. She is on the Board of Trustees for ESTA String Teachers Association, The Nottingham Education Trust, Real Talk TV, Music Masters, the National Children’s Orchestra and MISST – the Andrew Lloyd-Webber charity for music in secondary schools.
Kadiatu is continuing to write and gives talks, interviews and lectures around the U.K. on diversity in classical music, music education, issues of race and inclusion, literature and parenting.