BBC Young Musician strings winner announced

The last category result of the 2016 competition is in

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The winner of the strings category final of the BBC Young Musician competition 2016 has been announced as 16-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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The cellist competed against violinists Charlie Lovell-Jones, Louisa Staples and Stephanie Childress, and fellow cellist Joe Pritchard. He will now perform in the semi-final alongside the keyboard category finalist Jackie Campbell, percussion category finalist Andrew Woolcock, brass category finalist Ben Goldscheider and woodwind category finalist Jess Gillam. 

The category final took place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and was judged by Dobrinka Tabakova alongside Julian Lloyd Webber and Thomas Gould.

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The semi final will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7.30pm on 7 May 2016. For more information please go to the BBC Young Musician website. To watch the string final on iPlayer, click here.