About Anupam Roy

Anupam was born and brought up in Kolkata. Having started learning the violin from the tender age of six, Anupam initially enrolled at the Calcutta School of Music, and later with Mr. Abraham Mazumder, one of the foremost violinists of the city. While under Mazumder's tutelage, Anupam went on to complete the Diploma in Violin Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, and served as Concertmaster of Kolkata Music Academy, conducted by Mazumder, for many years. In 2007, Anupam was chosen by the United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) to take part in the first ever Fusion Arts Exchange Programme in Music in the USA, funded by the US Department of State, comprising a residency at the Northeastern University, Boston, and a series of lectures, workshops and other cultural activities in Boston, New York and Washington D. C., culminating in a concert at the UNESCO, Paris, in 2008. Also in 2007, Anupam was offered a place to study for a BA in Music at The Queen's College, University of Oxford, UK. During his time in Oxford, Anupam played in several orchestras, the most memorable amongst them being the Oxford and Cambridge Music Club, where he played First Violin in three concerts under the direction of legendary classical music conductor, the Late Sir Neville Marriner. After finishing his Oxford degree, Anupam completed his MPhil in Musicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a thesis on Beethoven's famed Violin Concerto. Anupam joined the KM Music Conservatory (KMMC), Chennai, a brainchild of Maestro A. R. Rahman, as strings faculty in 2015. At KMMC, Anupam teaches violin and viola, lectures on music history, theory and musicianship, and conducts the KM Chamber Ensemble and the resident Sunshine Orchestra. He has contributed in various capacities towards several film music projects of Maestro Rahman, e.g. playing the violin and conducting the Sunshine Orchestra in Tamasha (Hindi, 2015), Sarkar (Tamil, 2018), Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (Tamil, 2018, directed by Mani Ratnam), and 99 Songs (Hindi, 2020). In August 2019, Anupam conducted the ensemble for Rahman's live concert at the YMCA Grounds, Chennai.

Awards & Highlights

Playing violin and conducting the ensemble in both studio recordings and live concerts of Maestro A. R. Rahman. Faculty in strings for the full-time programmes at KM Music Conservatory, Chennai, a brainchild of Maestro Rahman. BA in Music from The University of Oxford; MPhil in Musicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London

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