Teaching and research
Anzél Gerber has established herself as a sought-after cello teacher and presents master classes to students in Europe and Asia. She has been invited to serve on the faculty and jury at the Cremona International Music Academy and Competition in Italy since 2013.
Her keen interest in talent development of young cellists served as inspiration to undertake doctoral – and post-doctoral research in this field.
In 2008 Dr Gerber received her PhD Music (Performance) from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with Prof Alexander Ivashkin as her supervisor. Her PhD research entitled Critical success factors in cello training – a comparative study, involved cello training in Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA. In her study, Dr Gerber investigated the general progress of cello students during the first ten years of cello training in each of the above countries.
She developed a special interest in talent development of highly gifted young cellists and extended her research activities to conduct post-doctoral research at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, with Prof Jeffrey Solow as supervisor. Her post-doctoral research report entitled Gifted music education: an international perspective, involved research on talent management of gifted young cellists between the ages of six and 17, at specialised music institutions in Japan, Korea, China, Russia, Austria, the UK and the USA. A framework for the development of gifted young cellists was constructed for international implementation.