Savitri Grier violin and Richard Uttley piano

6th May 2017



Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 27 in G, K.379

Enesco: Violin Sonata No.3, Op.25

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne

Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108


Born in 1992, Savitri read Music at Christ Church, Oxford 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 Competitions. In 2015 she was selected by YCAT. During her studies Savitri has given recitals and taken part in festivals and masterclasses across Europe including Musique à Marsac in France, IMS Prussia Cove and the Holland International Music Sessions. 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, appearances as soloist with the Bournemouth Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras, and recitals throughout the UK.  A committed chamber musician Savitri has collaborated with Susan Tomes, Christoph Richter, Steven Isserlis, Andrew Marriner and Alasdair Beatson, and regularly gives recitals with the Grier Trio. Savitri plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin on generous loan from the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust.


A committed exponent of new music, in 2014 Richard released a third CD – Ghosts & Mirrors, including Marvin Wolfthal’s epic Lulu Fantasy – to critical acclaim. This year he records with Mark Simpson for NMC Recordings and Callum Smart for Orchid Classics. During the 2014/15 season Richard performed music by Lindberg in a BBC Symphony Orchestra concert broadcast by Radio 3, appeared at Manchester International Festival featured on BBC4, and premiered new works by Rolf Hind and Matthew Kaner at the Cheltenham Festival and St. John’s Smith Square. He also attended Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove. Future engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Auditorium du Louvre and Berlin Konzerthaus, and concertos with the Hull Philharmonic and De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestras. He premieres new works by Francisco Coll, Michael Cutting and Naomi Pinnock at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Born in Bradford, Richard Uttley studied at Cambridge University and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He was selected by YCAT in 2011.