Ahead of our Night Shift event this Friday at Wilton’s Music Hall we caught up with our Principal Double Bassist Chi-chi who is playing in the Image: Harrison / Eric Richmondconcert.

What do you fear the most?

Going blind or deaf…in that order

Which mobile number do you call the most?

My children’s.

What – or where – is perfection?

I’ve no idea

Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?

Roald Dahl’s Maitilda Wormwood, for her unassuming and magical powers and ways of making the best out of awful situations.

Which living person do you most admire (and why)?

Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and Martina Navratilova… there are too many reasons and not enough time to write them down.

What other talent or skill would you like to possess?

I’d love to be good at Languages, Maths, Lateral thinking, and … still thinking…

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Don’t rush it.

What is the most played piece of music on your MP3 player or in your CD collection?

‘Now and Again’ by Jake Hugh.

What’s the best thing about playing with the OAE?

The variety of repertoire and conductors.

Should the classical music world work harder to attract a wider audience?

Yes.

Sum up ‘The Night Shift’ in one word.

Buzzy.

Why should people come to the Night Shift at Wilton’s Music Hall?

Because you can enjoy the music in a more relaxed and off the beaten track crib.

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