He might have been the most famous British cellist of his generation, but even Sheku Canneh-Mason, who put on a spectacular performance in front of millions of spectators at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, cannot afford a musical instrument that matches his talent.
However, that all changed with the help of Florian Leonhard, a German dealer and restorer from London. The 22-year-old Cannet-Mason was provided with a cello made in 1700 by Matteo Goffriller, a Venetian master whose instruments are considered the “Rolls-Royces” of classical music. Fewer than 100 of his creations have survived.
The cost of the tool is estimated at £ 5 million. It is not only one of the finest cellos ever made, but also