The violinist and double bassist were honoured at the Sphinx Global Symposium on Diversity in Classical Music
Trinity Laban Conservatoire has presented Honorary Fellowships to violinist Aaron Dworkin and double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku (pictured) for their ‘major contribution to the arts in the UK and internationally’.
Dr Claire Mera-Nelson, director of music at Trinity Laban, said:
‘Trinity Laban wishes to recognise and celebrate Chi-chi Nwanwoku’s pioneering contribution to music, in particular the inspiration she provides, the commitment she has shown, and the contribution she has made to addressing inequalities within classical music in the UK, most recently through the Chineke! Foundation, her organisation established to champion change and celebrate diversity within classical music.
We wish to recognise and celebrate the internationally significant contribution that Aaron Dworkin has made in advancing opportunity and transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. His commitment to addressing inequalities within classical music and championing opportunities for black and other minority ethnic groups is unparalleled, leading to global recognition.’