Savitri Grier

Born in 1992, Savitri read Music at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating with 1st Class Honours, and is currently undertaking a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama studying with David Takeno. Awards include 1st Prize at the Oxford Philomusica and Tunbridge Wells International Competitions. In 2015 she was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).

Savitri has given recitals and has taken part in festivals and master classes across Europe including Musique à Marsac in France and IMS Prussia Cove (both of which she returns to this year), and the Holland International Music Sessions. She has participated in master classes with Ferenc Rados, Johannes Goritski, Maxim Vengerov, András Keller, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Thomas Adès, among others.

Highlights as a soloist include performances of the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky concertos with Oxford Philomusica, Mozart with the Barbican Young Orchestra and Mendelssohn with the English Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

Engagements this season include her debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, a performance of Chausson’s Poème with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and recitals at venues and festivals throughout the UK.

A committed chamber musician Savitri has collaborated with Susan Tomes, Susan Tomes, Christoph Richter, Steven Isserlis and Alasdair Beatson, and regularly gives recitals with the Grier Trio, which includes her sister Indira and father Francis. In 2014, the Trio gave their first performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, and performed Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with Andrew Marriner at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge.

Savitri is grateful for support from Help Musicians UK, the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Hattori Foundation and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. In 2015, she was selected for the Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concerts Artists.

Savitri plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin on generous loan from the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust.

Savitri Grier, image © Kaupo Kikkas