The Grier Trio is a remarkable family group consists of Savitri (violin) and Indira (cello) playing with their father, Francis Grier (piano). Both girls have been learning their instruments from the age of 4, and since 8 attended the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music , where they both held scholarships.
Savitri (19) is taught by David Takeno. She made her Royal Albert Hall debut in May 2012 with a performance of the Mendelssohn violin concerto. In July 2010, she won the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition. She performed the Tchaikovsky concerto with the Junior Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in July 2011, after winning their Concerto Competition. In February 2012, she won the Oxford Philomusica Concerto Competition with her performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto, She is currently reading Music at Christ Church, Oxford.
Indira (17) is taught by Melissa Phelps. In November 2010 she was awarded the Junior Guilhermina Suggia Gift, a major national cello competition. In March 2011 she won the Senior Lower Strings competition at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department. In June 2012, Indira and Savitri will be performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra. In April 2012 Indira won the Abingdon Concerto Competition and will be performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto with the Abingdon Symphony Orchestra in March 2013. She was also awarded second prize in the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Platform.
Francis Grier used to be organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford , and gave the first ever Prom concert given over to a solo performer in 1985. He is now a psychoanalyst and a composer. In January 2008 Savitri and Indira gave the premiere of his Double Concerto for violin and cello (with strings and percussion), with the Sarum Orchestra in Salisbury .
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