ISB 2021 Convention Presenter — Chi-chi Nwanoku

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Name: Chi-chi Nwanoku
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:00 PM
Presentation Venue: MAC Stage
Presentation Title: Chi-chi Nwanoku in Recital
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical
Bio:  Chi-chi Nwanoku studied at the Royal Academy of Music in England, and with Franco Petracchi in Rome. She is Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was made a Fellow there in 1998. Chi-chi is the Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of the Chineke! Foundation, which encourages diversity in the classical music industry through its two orchestras, the Chineke! Orchestra and Chineke! Junior Orchestra, as well as its educational and community engagement work. She created the ABO/RPS Salomon Prize, which celebrates unsung heroes working in the ranks of British orchestras. In 2012 Barrie Gavin directed a documentary film about Chi-chi’s career, Tales from the Bass Line. As a broadcaster Chi-chi presented BBC Radio 3 Requests, guests for BBC TV Proms and was jury member of BBC 2 TV Classical Star. She was mentor for the BBC 4 TV series All Together Now, the Great Orchestra Challenge. In 2016 she was made an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban Conservatoire in recognition of her pioneering contributions to music. Chi-chi was awarded the MBE in 2001 and the OBE in 2017 for Services to Music in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Since 2016 Chi-chi has won Black British Business Awards, Person of the Year, ABO Award, awarded for ‘most important contribution to orchestral life of the UK’, top 10 of BBC Woman’s Hour Women in Music Power List, inaugural Commonwealth Cultural Enterprise Award for Women in the Arts at Commonwealth Business Women’s Awards, Creative Industries Award at Variety Catherine Awards, Honorary Doctor of Music at Chichester University, featured in Royal Academy of Music exhibition Hitting the Right Note: Amazing Women of the Academy, voted to Powerlist of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People 2019.
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