Savitri Grier is taught by David Takeno. After her recent performance of the Sibelius violin concerto, the Oxford Times wrote: 'Ms Grier tackled it with remarkable confidence, poise and maturity, displaying both solid technique and natural musicality. With her virtuosic handling of the cadenzas, and the expressive movement of her body, she was mesmerising both to watch and listen to ... This was a compelling performance of one of the great early 20th century masterpieces, and it was a privilege to witness a new star in the making.'
Savitri made her Royal Albert Hall debut in May 2012 with a performance of the Mendelssohn violin concerto. In 2010 Savitri won First Prize in the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition and in 2012 she won the Oxford Philomusica Concerto Competition with her performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
Savitri has performed concertos across the UK with recent appearances including multiple performances of the Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Beethoven concertos. Forthcoming concerto engagements include performances of the Mendelssohn and Beethoven concertos.
Savitri has participated in Festivals and Masterclasses across Europe, studying with renowned artists including Ferenc Rados, Andras Keller, Johannes Goritski, Susan Tomes, Maxim Vengerov and Ana Chumachenco amongst others. In September 2013 Savitri was invited to IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and has been invited back in 2014. She will also be performing in the chamber music festival Musique á Marsac in southwest France in July 2014.
In June 2013, Savitri was featured on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', playing the oldest known Stradivarius violin, the 1666 'Serdet'. In June 2014 Savitri graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, with First-class Honours; she has been awarded a scholarship by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she will pursue her postgraduate studies from September 2014.
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