L-R: Professor Anthony Bowne, Aaron Dworkin, Chi-chi Nwanwoku and Dr Claire Mera-Nelson
Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE and Aaron Dworkin receive honorary Trinity Laban fellowships10:54, 26th July 2016
Trinity Laban has awarded honorary fellowships to Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE and Aaron Dworkin.
The honours were presented at the Sphinx Global Symposium on Diversity in Classical Music at the Southbank Centre on 18 July.
Dworkin is dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance and founder of the Sphinx Organisation, a Detroit-based organisation which aims to transform lives through the power of diversity and the arts.
He was presented with a fellowship in recognition of the ‘internationally significant contribution’ that he has made ‘in advancing opportunity and transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.’
The citation continued: ‘His commitment to addressing inequalities within classical music and championing opportunities for black and other minority ethnic groups is unparalleled, leading to global recognition.’
Nwanoku is double bassist, principal and founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and founder and artistic director of the Chineke! Foundation.
Her fellowship recognised her ‘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’.