Praised by various critics for her ability to capture audiences through her mature artistic approach, extraordinary musicality and inimitable technique, Anzel Gerber has developed an international reputation and has performed with pianist Ben Schoeman at Carnegie Hall. As a duo, they emerged as overall winners of the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition in Italy in 2012.
Anzel’s art as cellist has been shaped by some of Russia’s most prominent teachers and soloists – Alexander Fedortchenko, Alexander Kniazev and Natalia Shakhovskaya.
Dr Anzel Gerber is also a dedicated lecturer and researcher and currently lectures in cello performance and methodology at the University of Pretoria. She received the PhD in Music (Performance) from Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 2008. Her keen interest in the field of gifted music education provided the inspiration for her postdoctoral research at Temple University in Philadelphia in 2009.
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