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 July 2010, Savitri won the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition. She also played the Mozart Adagio in E at a concert in the Barbican Hall. In February 2012, Savitri won the Oxford Philomusica Concerto Competition with her performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.
Recent concerto appearances have included multiple performances of the Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Beethoven concertos. Forthcoming concerto engagements include performances of the Beethoven (January 2014), the Bruch G minor (December 2013) and the Britten (September 2014).
Savitri has participated in Festivals and Masterclasses across Europe, studying with renowned artists including Ferenc Rados, Barbara Doll, and Johannes Goritski among others. Savitri will participate in a masterclass with Anne-Sophie Mutter in December 2013. In September 2013 she was invited to IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music.
In June 2013, Savitri was featured on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', playing the oldest known Stradivarius violin, the 1666 'Serdet'. She is currently reading Music at Christ Church, Oxford, where she holds the William Ewald Instrumental Exhibition.
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