At the Calcutta School of Music on Saturday evening, 24th November, a 19-year old pianist captivated audiences with his masterful rendering of top composers. Anuvrat Choudhary, a student of Philosophy at Ashoka University, presented a magnificent repertoire – that included Schubert’s Impromptu in G-flat major; an Etude and Nocturne from Chopin; a Nocturne by John Field; a Mozart Fantasia in C Minor; Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt; Bach’s Italian Concerto – the first movement--and a stunningly executed Beethoven Sonata in F Minor. His encore piece was a charming Schubert Hungarian Melody in B Minor.

Many of the students present were highly inspired to see how young Anuvrat is working simultaneously on his music through concerts and examinations, preparing as he is for his FTCL from the Trinity College London. They were also enthused at how he is teaching younger musicians and has shown a great interest in conducting and arranging music for orchestral performance. Many solo performances to his credit − at NCPA’S Tata Experimental Theatre and at IIC, Delhi.

When asked for a message to the younger members in the audience, his exhortation was straight from the heart, echoing his own excellence: “practice; focus on individual sections till you perfect them; and understand what you are playing.”