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As our ambassador, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason brings awareness to our work, encouraging more people to support WONDER. She recently spoke as our presenter for WONDER’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

Winner of the J.M Barrie Award 2018, and The ISM Distinguished Musician Award 2022, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason lives in Nottingham and is a former Lecturer in English at The University of Birmingham. She has recently published the memoir, ‘House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons’. which won The Royal Philharmonic Society Storytelling Award, and the Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction. Kadiatu is an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music and has seven children, all of whom are classical musicians. The family has been the subject of several documentaries.

Kadiatu is on the Board of Trustees for ESTA String Teachers Association, The Nottingham Education Trust, Real Talk TV, Music Masters, Music in Secondary Schools Trust, National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, and on the Advisory Council for the Royal Philharmonic Society. She is President of Nottingham Harmonic Choir, an Honorary Friend of the British and International Federation of Festivals, a Music Mark Champion and Ambassador for WONDER Foundation. The family are patrons of Sinfonia Viva. Kadiatu is continuing to write and gives talks, interviews and lectures on diversity in classical music, music education, issues of race and inclusion, literature and parenting.

Twitter: @KadiatuKM