Indira Grier is 18 years old. She studies with Troels Svane at the Musikhochschule, Luebeck. Previously she was taught by Melissa Phelps. Indira is a star in the making, a cellist in total command of her instrument, both technically and rhythmically, and is a lyrical player of incredible maturity for her age wrote the Harrow Observer following her performance of Shostakovich's cello sonata. In November 2010 she was awarded the Junior Guilhermina Suggia Gift, a major national cello competition. In March 2011 she won the Senior Lower Strings competition at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department.
In June 2011, Indira performed the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major with the Orchestra of St Paul's, conducted by Ben Palmer; and in October 2011, she performed the Lalo Cello Concerto with the Colne Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anthony Weeden. In June 2012, Indira and Savitri performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robin Browning.
In April 2012 Indira won the Abingdon Concerto Competition and performed Dvorak's Cello Concerto with the Abingdon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Walker in March 2013. She was also awarded second prize in the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Platform.
In November 2012 Indira was awarded the Junior Guilhermina Suggia Gift for the second time. This award, a major national cello competition, is for exceptionally talented young cellists and is made following competitive audition.
In January 2013 Indira won the Concerto Competition at the Junior Royal Academy.
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