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Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Chineke! was founded in 2015 by the double bass player, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, to provide career opportunities for established and up-and-coming Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Chineke!’s mission is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music.’

The Chineke! Chamber Ensemble comprises the principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra. Established two years after the orchestra, it first performed in Manchester in 2017, made its debut at Wigmore Hall in 2018 before going on to play at the Cheltenham and Ryedale festivals, Tonbridge Music Club, Wimbledon International Festival, Cambridge Music Festival, St George’s Bristol and the Edinburgh International Festival. Other highlights include performances at The Africa Center in New York, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, New College Oxford, Leicester New Walk Museum and Snape Maltings.

Chineke!’s founder, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, says: ‘My aim is to create a space where Black and ethnically diverse musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one child feels that their colour is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people.’

In 2019, the Royal Philharmonic Society recognised the achievements of the Chineke! Foundation with the very first ‘Gamechanger Award’, noting its inspirational impact on the classical music industry through providing opportunities for Black and ethnically diverse professionals and new talent, diversifying audiences and promoting the repertoire of composers of diverse heritage both past and present.


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