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Chi-chi Nwanoku (Double Bass)

Born: 1st June 1956, Fulham, London, England

Nationality: British

Artist's website:

Chinyere Adah "Chi-chi" Nwanoku OBE is a British double bass player and professor of Historical Double Bass Studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Nwanoku 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!

Further Reading: Chi-chi Nwanoku

 Interview, Chi-chi Nwanoku on Chineke!'s debut recording

David talks to the orchestra's founder about their first album, and about the relationship between European and non-European musical styles in Dvorak's famous 'New World' Symphony.

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