Uchenna Ngwe is a London-based oboist. Raised in Tottenham in North London, her oboe performances have taken her across Europe as well as Africa and Asia.
Uchenna studied oboe and cor anglais at Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance). After spending a number of years as a Junior Exhibitioner, she moved on to full-time music studies and graduated BMus(Hons). Following this, she returned on a scholarship to complete a postgraduate diploma in performance.
Solo engagements have included recitals at Lauderdale House, Berg House and St Alfege Church in Greenwich and a performance of the rarely heard Oboe Concerto No.1 by Gordon Jacob with St Paul’s Sinfonia. Orchestral work includes Chineke! Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Belmont Ensemble of London and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Les Miserables UK tours. Uchenna also spent a season as Guest Principal Oboe with KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa.
Uchenna performs regularly with Chineke! Orchestra and has featured with a number of ensembles on live television, radio and internet broadcasts as well as recording sessions.
Uchenna is founder and artistic director of London-based Decus Ensemble – a group dedicated to performing chamber music for wind and strings.