Chi-chi Nwanoku (Double Bass)
Born: 1st June 1956, Fulham, London, England
Artist's website: https://www.chi-chinwanoku.com
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
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.