Savitri Grier, born in 1992, is studying with David Takeno. She made her Royal Albert Hall debut in May 2012 with a performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. In 2012 the Oxford Times described her as a 'a new star in the making' after her performance of the Sibelius concerto.
Savitri was featured on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', playing the oldest known Stradivarius violin, the 1666 'Serdet' in 2013.
Competition success includes winning the Oxford Philomusica Concerto Competition (2012) and First Prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition (2010).
Savitri regularly attends the IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses and the invitation-only IMS Open Chamber Music, amongst other festivals in Europe, and has studied with renowned artists including Ferenc Rados, Andras Keller, Maxim Vengerov, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Ana Chumachenco.
Savitri has performed as concerto soloist across the UK, and as a recitalist and chamber musician in France, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK.
Savitri graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with First-Class Honours in June 2014, and in September 2014 she began her postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she holds the Ruth Wright Memorial Scholarship.
She is grateful to the Harrison-Frank Foundation for the kind loan of a Busan violin.
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