17-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2016, and has gone on to have a stellar career, playing at the Proms, the Royal Variety Performance, and Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Here he is playing one of the core pieces of the cello repertoire, the Prelude from J.S.Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No.1. This was composed between 1717 and 1723, making it a Baroque piece:

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It is quite complicated to play! However, it is a great example of how you can make a complex pattern out of simple chords. This is the opening:

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