Over the last year Savitri has made her debut as soloist with the Concerto Budapest and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestras. She appeared as guest concertmaster with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, on the invitation of Ivan Fischer, and will rejoin them in future projects.


Savitri Grier with violin.Other highlights included recitals in Mumbai, and concerts across Europe at the Podium Festival (Stuttgart), in Warsaw, Sendesaal Bremen, Chapelle Royale Brussels, Royal Welsh College of Music and Cambridge Music Festival.

This season Savitri appears as soloist with the CBSO Youth Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia, takes part in concerts with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective and Tom Poster, and gives recitals across the UK and in Germany.

Over the last two years Savitri has collaborated with the renowned sarod players Amaan Ali and Ayaan Ali Bangash at The Times Swarsangam Music Festival, taken part in a British Council chamber project in Qatar, given a series of recitals in China, and worked closely with a youth orchestra, within their community in Balanyá, Guatamala. In 2019 she undertook a residency at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas with pianist Richard Uttley.

Solo appearances include the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, English Chamber, London Mozart Players, Welsh National Opera, Barbican Young and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestras, among many others. She has given recitals at Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall, and appeared at major festivals and venues across the UK.   

Sought after as a chamber musician Savitri has appeared with the Dvořȧk Quartet at Berlin Konzerthaus and Laeiszhalle Hamburg, undertaken an IMS Prussia Cove tour, and collaborated with Susan Tomes, Christoph Richter, Steven Isserlis, Kryzstof Chorzelski, Richard Uttley, Andrew Marriner and Alasdair Beatson. She has taken part in the East Neuk Festival retreat, the Holland International Music Sessions, Musique à Marsac, Krzyzowa Chamber Music and Avigdor Classics and regularly gives recitals with the Grier Trio.  

Savitri studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno, and the Universität der Künste Berlin with Nora Chastain. She was a prize winner at the 2015 YCAT International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall and is currently based in Berlin.

During her studies she participated in masterclasses with Ferenc Rados, Johannes Goritski, Maxim Vengerov, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Thomas Adès, and was especially grateful for guidance from Ana Chumachenco and Andras Keller. Awards include 1st Prize at the Oxford Philomusica and Tunbridge Wells International Competitions. 

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

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Press reviews

...a formidable violinist of full tone and strong personality.

Arcana-Ben Hogwood / Wigmore Hall / March 2018

Grier's tone was sweet and elegant, and surprisingly mellow...wonderfully technically assured. She sang Elgar's line effortlessly but brought welcome flashes of temperament…[and] gave us a thoughtful, inward account of the concerto.

Planet Hugill / St John’s Smith Square - Elgar Concerto / February 2019

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