Sought after as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral leader, Savitri Grier is currently Associate Concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. She appears regularly as concertmaster with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and is also a member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, a flexible London-based chamber ensemble, currently Associate Artists of the Wigmore Hall.
Over the last few years Savitri has made her debut as soloist with the Budapest Festival, Qatar Philharmonic, and Concerto Budapest Orchestras. She has collaborated with the renowned sarod players Amaan Ali and Ayaan Ali Bangash at The Times Swarsangam Music Festival in Bangalore, India, led 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. Savitri’s recent CD recording with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective of music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was released in May 2022 to great critical acclaim. She has been invited as guest concertmaster/director with Kammerakademie Potsdam and Chineke! String Ensemble.
A very active chamber musician, Savitri is regularly invited to festivals including IMS Prussia Cove and Krzyzowa Music in Poland, and has performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Laeiszhalle Hamburg. She also played for many years as part of the Grier Trio. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, English Chamber, London Mozart Players, Welsh National Opera, among many others. Savitri studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama London, and the Universität der Künste Berlin, with David Takeno and Nora Chastain. She was represented by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) between 2015 and 2021.