With cloven hooves, the horns of a stag, and the ability to change the colour of its fur at will, the mythical Parandrus became renowned in medieval bestiaries for its chameleon-like versatility. With repertoire spanning from the 12th Century to new commissions, the Parandrus ensemble similarly finds itself at home on both old and new terrains.
The Chineke! Foundation was established in 2015 by Chi-chi Nwanoku with the ambition of championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music. An Associate Orchestra of the Southbank Centre since its launch concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Chineke! Orchestra has since broken new ground in the UK and internationally. In 2019 the foundation was the recipient of the inaugural RPS Gamechanger Award.