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TL Professors named top players by BBC

Fri 8 April 2022

Leon Bosch and Chi-Chi Nwanoku feature in BBC Classical Music magazine’s list of the 10 best double bass players.

TL Professor Leon Bosch and Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow Chi-Chi Nwanoku OBE, both feature in BBC Classical Music magazine’s list of the 10 best players who have helped to develop the role of the double bass as a solo and chamber instrument.

Throughout his diverse career as virtuoso player, conductor and broadcaster, Leon has been committed to rediscovering neglected music, as well as expanding and diversifying the double bass repertoire. He commissions chamber arrangements of well-known symphonic classics for his ensemble I Musicanti.

Chi-Chi is the Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of the Chineke! Foundation, which supports, inspires and encourages Black, Asian and ethnically diverse classical musicians working in the UK and Europe. Her range of musical interests have resulted in a broad career performing and recording in a diversity of styles from authentic baroque through to 21st century and new commissions.

The world-renowned performers are part of our exceptional roster of teaching staff inspiring students in our dynamic and innovative Strings Department.

Image: Leon Bosch (credit Juno Snowdon)