- Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE (double bass)
- Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)
- Nicole Jordan (soprano)
- Shaun Matthew (conductor)
- Tai Murray (violin)
- country:United Kingdom
- label:not signed
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Chineke! Orchestra are a pioneering ensemble that emphasise classical music made and played by Black and Minority Ethnic musicians. Since their 2015 debut, Chineke! Orchestra have offered a needed course-correction for the classical music community, an industry that has historically marginalised certain ethnic groups and classes. Chineke! -- which means “the spirit of creation” in Igbo -- show that the best groups reflect the diversity of the audiences they hope to attract.
Chi-chi Nwanoku is founder and artistic director of Chineke! Orchestra, and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music. Nwanoku’s success with Chineke! Orchestra has led to increasing engagements and accolades, and Chineke! have further added a mentorship program for younger musicians. As the mission expands, Nwanoku has a simple request: “Let us be judged by our music.” Judgement has been rendered: the future is bright for Chineke! Orchestra, and classical music is better for it.
type:Classical:NEXT 17 Opening Artist