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Introducing our Inaugural Bagri Foundation Scholar

Wed 28 October 2020

London’s creative conservatoire is delighted to announce Anuvrat Choudhary as the first recipient of the Bagri Foundation Scholarship. The Indian-born pianist joined Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music on the two-year Masters of Music (MMus) Programme this September.

Supported by the Bagri Foundation, talented young musician Anuvrat Choudhary will study within Trinity Laban’s internationally celebrated Keyboard Department. Over two-years of postgraduate study he will enhance his technique and performance skills, collaborate with fellow artists and make lasting connections to support a successful career as a professional musician.

Established in 1990, the Bagri Foundation was founded on education, and is committed to individual excellence in the arts. It works collaboratively across artistic disciplines to engage and inspire, raising the visibility of artists and experts from across Asia and the Diaspora.

The Scholarship is part of the Foundation’s Springboard strand of activity which encourages emerging artists from Asia and the Diaspora to develop their work, especially those who need extra support.

As a Bagri Foundation Scholar at Trinity Laban, Anuvrat will continue exploring his interests in performance, teaching and the philosophy of music to add a fresh perspective to the presentation and interpretation of musical works.

On being awarded the inaugural scholarship Anuvrat comments –

“I am hugely excited to be the first Bagri Foundation Scholar. The generous support from the Foundation allows me to study on Trinity Laban’s Master’s programme, which will be of great benefit and value, both materially and in spirit. It will be my most earnest endeavour to do full justice, in the course of my study at Trinity Laban, to the recognition that has been accorded me by the Bagri Foundation.”

Trinity Laban’s Director of Music, Havilland Willshire comments –

“Trinity Laban is a leader for international development in arts education and innovation, and we are proud to be working with the Bagri Foundation to further our commitment to widening access for talented and dedicated international students. Our relationship with the Foundation is highly valued and of huge importance to us. It is our hope that we can continue to work together into the future to support young performing artists from Asia.”

Alka Bagri, Trustee of the Bagri Foundation says –

“The Foundation is pleased to welcome the first Bagri Foundation Scholar to the renowned Trinity Laban institution. With our roots in education, we are excited to continue this legacy through our Springboard strand, where we aim to make real difference to the artists we support. We cannot wait to see how Anuvrat develops his talents on the Master’s programme and look forward to working with him and Trinity Laban throughout the academic year.”

Visit our Scholarship and Study pages to learn more.

To find out more about the Bagri Foundation, visit