Savitri Grier read music at Christ Church, Oxford and in 2017 completed her Artist Diploma with distinction at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with David Takeno. She is currently at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of Nora Chastain. Savitri plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin on generous loan from the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust. Over the last year Savitri Grier has returned to Wigmore Hall both as soloist, and with the IMS Prussia Cove Ensemble. In 2019 Savitri undertakes a complete Beethoven Sonata series in Scotland as part of a Tunnell Trust award with pianist Richard Uttley. Recent solo highlights include the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, English Chamber, London Mozart Players, Welsh National Opera and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestras. In 2016 she made her debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall.
Richard Uttley (piano) was born in Bradford in 1987 and graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 2008 with a Double First in Music. He was awarded a Distinction in his Master's and Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011. His awards include 1st prizes in the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition 2010 and the British Contemporary Piano Competition 2006, as well as the Myra Hess Scholarship 2009. He was featured as a Selected Artist in Making Music's 2013/14 Season Concert Promoters' Network brochure, and has also featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine. Richard is a trustee of New Dots, a charity promoting contemporary music. He teaches piano at City University and academic studies at Guildhall School.