Concert cellist Anup Kumar Biswas visits Stroud High School
International concert cellist Anup Kumar Biswas gave a workshop with Indian instuments at Stroud High School on Monday, pictured here with sixth form students (l-r) Emily Tovey, 17, Alice Barnes, 17, and Hannah Scott, 18
THE halls were alive with the sound of music when international cellist Anup Kumar Biswas visited Stroud High School.
He spent the day giving workshops and master-classes to students prior to an evening concert on Monday, February 25.
Born in West Bengal, in India, at the age of six Anup went to a mission school in Calcutta where his musical talent was recognised and encouraged by the Rev Theodore Mathieson.
In 1994, Anup established the Mathieson School for poor and deprived children in Calcutta, naming the school after the late Reverend.
Stroud High School has now adopted the Mathieson School as one of its house charities and is planning to visit next year.
Sally Haigh, of Stroud High School , said: "Anup is an inspiration to our students both musically and through his charitable work.
"We very much want to support the charity's work taking in orphans off the streets of Calcutta and through music giving them the skills to create a better life for themselves."
For more information about the charity visit www.mathiesonmusictrust.org