11 Sep 2017

Championing and celebrating diversity in classical music

From Upbeat, 1:20 pm on 11 September 2017

Chineke! Orchestra is challenging the stereotypes associated with classical music. The orchestra recently made their Proms debut, which was described by the Guardian as “… arguably one of the most important concerts that the Proms have ever hosted”. It’s being broadcast on RNZ Concert this Sunday. The orchestra was founded by Chi-Chi Nwanoku and gives opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians across the UK, Europe and USA.

Chi-Chi Nwanoku

Chi-Chi Nwanoku Photo: Eric Richmond