Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE
Professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and Founder and Artistic Director of the Chineke! Orchestra
Chinyere Adah Nwanoku OBE was born in London in June 1956. She was a student at Kendrick School. She is a double bass player and professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She was a founder member and principal bassist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, a position she held for 30 years. Of Nigerian and Irish descent, she is the founder and Artistic Director of the Chineke! Orchestra. The Chineke! Orchestra the first professional orchestra & junior orchestra in Europe to be made up of a majority of black and minority ethnic musicians.