Information About Anup Kumar - Ladbroke Grove teacher - (3 reviews)
This is how 4 referees rated Anup Kumar:
I am a solo cellist by profession. I have performed all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician in some of the most prestigious concert halls, arts centres and music societies in the UK and abroad including Royal Albert Hall, The South Bank Centre, Carnegie Hall, New York and Bayreuth Opera House to name a few. I have established a unique school known as The Mathieson Music School, in Kolkata India in 1994. I have served as members of jury in UNISA International music competition for strings instruments in South Africa. I have given masterclasses and workshops in schools, colleges, teacher training centres and universities in various counties. On several occasions I have performed in the presence of the British Royal families including HM The Queen Elizabeth II. I am a founder trustee of The Mathieson Music Trust (a registered charity no 1040751) UK and India.
Margravine Opera House
In the prestigious setting of the packed Margravine Opera House, Bayreuth, a delightful theatrical visual experience was owed to the cellist … he lived the music in his face and handled the cello as if in ecstasies of love.
His mellow tone, technical control, and relish of the importance of punctuation, mark him out as an exceptionally gifted player for his years. Everything was there beauty of tone, natural vibrant intensity and above all, a complete affinity with the gorgeous music.
Music and Musicians
Queen Elizabeth Hall
A player of definite and individual talent. He has no technical shortcomings … a cellist of great sensitivity and feeling
Throughout he produced a quality of sound which was warm and full.
Cork Examiner, Ireland
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Masterly performance…superb playing by Mr .
The Times London
Queen Elizabeth Hall
A born communicator…here is an Artist whose physical being, like that of Rostropovitch or the young Jacqueline du Pre seems intertwined with music and instrument… The Guardian London
Queen Elizabeth Hall
… superb singing quality… a master of dynamics, his energy, vitality, fine delicacy of bowing and a fierce attack, and more fibrous tone suitable to Brahms produced a magnificent account of the Opus 99 sonata.
The Telegraph London.
I simply love teaching! I have been a teacher for over 35 years. I teach students of all ages, from age 4 to adult student. Over the years my students were accepted at Chetham's School of Music, The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music and other music colleges. I teach cello and other string instruments for fun, for exams, for achieving higher musical education and for personal enjoyment. I have given music workshops/demonstrations in numerous schools in Great Britain, India and South Africa. I have lectured and given classes for teacher training colleges in the UK. I regularly give special masterclasses, workshops for GESC and A-level students. I also specialise in composition and music theory. Most of my students have received distinction in their music exams with ABRSM. A number of students of mine have got scholarships to various music schools and colleges.
Anup is not just a world class musician, he is also a very inspiring man and a great teacher. Anup came to the school where I am a governor and spent the day running workshops for the children, leading to a concert by Anup and the children to their parents at the end of the day. The children and staff were thrilled and inspired. I would thoroughly recommend schools and music societies to use Anup's talents to run workshops and masterclasses.
Owner, Route22 Ltd
June 10, 2010, Paul was Anup Kumar's client
Anup is a master of technique and enthusiasm which never flags. He is indeed a born communicator. He constantly encourages, does not expect you to slack, but is never exasperated. His lessons are fun and focused on pushing you forward to greater achievement. Two years ago I was a totally unmusical 61 year old novice and although I am nowhere near grade 8. I am starting occasionally to make some wonderful noises on his beautiful cello. I continue to enjoy every minute that I am not exasperated by my own incompetence (which is entirely due to my not practising enough!). I unreservedly recommend Anup to you.
Oliver St. John - Property Manager and client Anup since 2012
Anup has been teaching cello to my daughter Louna Giscard D’Estaing for more than three years now. He has been an excellent teacher all around.
When Louna started, at the age of 4 years old, Anup was able to tailor his teaching to her needs and make it engaging and fun to learn. Anup has gradually made his lessons more technical whilst keeping the joyful spirit that defines him. Louna has grown to love cello and now makes a beautiful sound for her age. I can only recommend Anup. He engages and inspires his students, in the most natural and joyful way.
Tanja Kerlo (mother of Louna) Anup’s Client since 2012
My teaching is tailored to individual needs of a student. I use various methods to make my students feel at ease during a lesson as well as making the lesson fun and enjoyable experience. For my strings instrumental students I use graded music and other wonderful fun pieces suitable for each individual. My students have great fun doing scales and arpeggios which they do in a most innovative ways. I use my own instrument to show the student how they can improve their technique and make real music so that they can enjoy playing their instrument. I give emphasis on making a warm and beautiful sound, colour and texture to the music. I also use innovative methods for teaching rhythm which is vital to learning any music. My challenge as a teacher is to make sure that all my students achieve their highest potential and the best they can do to enjoy making music. My lesson fees quoted in this site are 40% less than my standard fees, so that it will encourage more students to learn their chosen instrument from me.
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Additional Languages: Bengali
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Royal Academy of Music London (2015) - ARAM (College) (✔ On File)
- The Royal College of Music London (1996) - ARCM (College) (✔ On File)
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Anup is an excellent teacher with a great approach to teaching. He makes the lessons really enjoyable and without realising you have learnt valuable technique and finger strengthening exercises in a really fun way! He challenges you out of your comfort zone and as a result I have progressed much further in a few lessons than I thought would be possible. Working through the pandemic as a doctor has been challenging and I can honestly say that my cello lessons with Anup are one of the highlights of the week! He really does make the process of learning a new instrument a fantastic experience and he encourages you and inspires you to be the best that you can be. I would highly recommend Anup as a teacher and would like to thank the First Tutors website for enabling me to contact him.