Date(s) - 20/09/2019
6:30 - 8:00
Anand Seshadri is a highly accomplished pianist from Chennai, India. Despite graduating as an engineer, he pursued his ambition to become a Concert pianist. His musical journey began in Chennai with private lessons under the tutelage of Mr. Thangadurai Samuel and he received his LTCL in 2010.
At 21, Anand is the youngest musician to have completed the Master of Music in Piano Performance with distinction from the Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. He studied under professors David Quigley and Katharine Lam. Mr. John Thwaites (Head of Keyboard) observed Anand’s development and commitment and consequently offered him almost a fullscholarship to continue a 2-year course at the Conservatoire. Unfortunately, he was not able to pursue the course due to lack of funds.
With unstinted drive even in tough circumstances, he was awarded a place at the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary. At the academy, he studied under professors Jeno Jando (2013-2014) and Dr David Ball (2015- 2016). Anand went on to pursue further studies and graduated in Master of Music in Piano performance from Ithaca College, USA under the tutelage of Dr Charis Dimaras.
Anand has performed in the UK, Hungary and US. In India, Anand has been presented by The Poona Music Society, Alliance Francaise in Goa, Musee Musical in Chennai, Trivandrum Centre for Performing Arts, Bangalore School of Music, Delhi Music Society, The Calcutta School of Music, Auroville and Hyderabad Western Music Foundation (HWMF). He conducted a masterclass for advanced pianists and it was organized by HWMF.
The prestigious international piano brand Steinway & Sons presented Anand as part of their piano promotional series in December 2018. Steinway & Sons is planning more events with Anand.
Quote from an International Pianist/Steinway Artist: “Anand Seshadri is a truly spiritual pianist. Continually guided by his faith, he has surmounted the most rugged obstacles to study his art all over the world; and his progress has been extraordinary. Eschewing all that is for show or entertainment, every note seems to come from the depths of his being.”
Karl Lutchmayer (Steinway Artist)