Anuvrat Choudhary has been studying music and the piano since early childhood and holds a Distinction in both the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of Trinity College London, the international examinations board. In 2019, he was the recipient of Olga and Jules Craen Foundation’s ‘Young Musician of the Year’ national-level award, and was a prize winner at multiple all-India piano competitions, including Brillante, but most recently at ConBrio 2020.
His notable recent solo performance have been at NCPA, Mumbai and IIC, Delhi. In 2019-2020, he has also given solo recitals across cities in India, including Bangalore and Kolkata, and recorded Chopin’s ‘Storm’ prelude for a documentary film on Poland. He has been selected as a J N Tata Scholar for his musical achievements and as the first Bagri Foundation Scholar at Trinity Laban. He is also the recipient of a bursary from the Inlaks Shivdasani foundation for his Postgraduate degree.
He loves to share his passion for his instrument and for music, and finds the concert stage and teaching young musicians the ideal platforms for doing so. He has been training younger musicians both at his university and privately, and has taught at two specialist music academies, Lorraine Music Academy and One World College of Music, in Gurgaon, India. He has also been conducting workshops at music schools on different aspects of piano playing such as practising, listening, and memorisation.
The academic nature of music, too, enthuses him, as evidenced in his music dissertation on Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies. Having gained an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Ashoka University, he is currently attending Trinity Laban Conservatoire for his Masters in Music with the goal of becoming a pianist and pedagogue.
He aims to use his time there to gain exposure and knowledge about the world of music so that he can create somewhat equal opportunities for upcoming pianists in India in the long run. There is a lack of good instruments, recording studios and professional expertise with the same in India and he wishes that the future, budding pianists of India should not lack an opportunity on the global platform due to the lack of these facilities.