ANIELA EMMA CHAUDHURI
Director of Music
Aniela received her early musical education at the Music School of Douglas Academy and the Junior Department of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), studying under the tutelages of Warren Jacobs, Edwin Paling and Mark Duncan. She continued her formal studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Diana Cummings.
Aniela studied chamber music under James Durrant MBE and received further instruction and master classes from the Rostov Quartet, Peter Frankl, Emanuel Hurwitz and Vladimir Ovchinikov. She also enjoys continued collaborations with Donnie Deacon (National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canada) with whom she coached a number of chamber ensembles in London.
Aniela has toured Europe and Asia extensively, working with conductors John Lubbock, Christopher Adey, Takuo Yuasa, Louis Fremaux, Christopher Seaman, James Loughran, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Roland Kieft, Bryden Thomson and Sir Alexander Gibson to name a few. She has also performed alongside such soloists as John Lill, Vasily Lobanov, Ernst Kovacic, Warren Lee and Nigel Kennedy. Aniela has also had the privilege of working closely with renowned Scottish composers Eddie McGuire, William Sweeney, and James MacMillan.
Aniela has over two decades of teaching experience in both the UK and Hong Kong. She is also a certified Early Childhood Music Educator with experience in working with children with special needs.
She has run violin classes at the French International School, Victoria Shanghai Academy, International Montessori School, Raimondi College Primary Section; coaches and conducts the St. Louis School Chamber Orchestra and serves on the faculty at the Pure Orchestral Centre. As well as making regular appearances in orchestral concerts, chamber recitals and corporate and diplomatic events, Aniela plays with the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra, helping various charities through fundraising concerts.
Director of Video Projects
Stuart is a Broadcast TV media professional who has been involved in writing, editing, producing directing and combinations of those roles for several notable and award winning feature films such as 'In Search of The Dragon’s Tale' - a documentary about the Walled City of Kowloon, an "island" of Chinese sovereignty within the British colony; winner of The Gold Award (Documentaries) at the Hong Kong Independent Short Films and Video Awards 1997; 'Fast Trip Long Drop' - a no-nonsense look at life as a long-term survivor of AIDS, garnering Best Narrative Documentary at the 1993 Sundance Festival, USA; 'Gravity & Grace' - theatrically released in USA and NZ. 'Dance And The Camera' – proscenium stage dance reworked for the TV screen - a collaboration with The Banff Centre for the Arts and Bob Lockyer, Head of Dance, BBC London, England; 'Logodi Utca', Magyar Televisio, Hungary – a critically acclaimed documentary on women survivors of World War II and the '56 Revolution; Kumusta Ka, Kabayan (How Are You My Compatriot?) - a ten minute documentary on Filipina domestic workers living in Hong Kong. Packaged with other short documentaries dealing with women's issues for the Beijing Women's Conference, distributed by TVE in London, England, and shown on the BBC World Service to an estimated audience of 200 million worldwide. Stuart also served as script consultant on 3 Cities, Hong Kong/Russia; co-producer, script consultant on the short film, Flashes, Hong Kong/USA; has written for Turner Classic Movies original programming, and for renowned Hong Kong director, Ann Hui. Stuart’s other credits include 'Earthrise: Fashion Scrubs Up' for Al Jazeera; Bloomberg’s ‘Asia Stars'; and National Geographic’s Zhang Ziyi Travel Series: ‘Zhang Ziyi's Oman’ and ‘Zhang Ziyi's Inner Mongolia’ shown across S.E. Asia. During his tenure at Cartoon Network, Stuart worked on thousands of hours of animation content broadcast throughout Asia. He has worked on projects with Red Bull Media, Clif Bars, NFB, Jeremy Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, Jayme Stone (Lomax Project), National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin, extreme athletes Will Gadd, Jon Devore, luminaries at CIFAR and others.