Chi-chi Nwanoku is Professor of Double Bass Historical Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the founder, artistic & executive director of Chineke! Orchestra and Chineke! Junior Orchestra, first orchestra mostly composed by BAME musicians. Chi-chi is a trustee of the London Music Fund, Tertis Foundation, a Council Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society. She was voted to the Powerlist of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People 2019 and 2020.