Chi-Chi Nwanoku MBE


Visiting Professor - Double Bass & Baroque Bass

Area of work

Strings Department

Contact details

Address: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Chi-chi Nwanoku was born in London of Nigerian and Irish parents. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and with Franco Petracchi in Rome. She is now Principal Bass with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and plays a lot of chamber music with various artists internationally. She is Professor of Double Bass Studies at Trinity Laban and was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 1998.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Royal Academy of Music

Creative Outputs


  • BBC Radio 3 series 'Tuning Up'
  • Interviewed on 'Woman's Hour' and 'Kaleidoscope'
  • Featured soloist on BBC2 TV series 'Strings, Bows and Bellows'
    and Channel 4's 'Shooting Stars' in 1994/5

External appointments

Fellow, Royal Academy of Music

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