2009 Competition Winners

2009 Winner & Audience Prize:

Diana Galvydyte

Second Prize

Savitri Grier

Diana Galvydyte

Listen to Diana perform:

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Diana Galvydyte

2009 Winner & Audience Prize

Diana Galvydyte on her upcoming concerto with the Philharmonia:

"I am going to perform the Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor which is a marvellous work, and I can only imagine how my respect and admiration of the music will increase after performing with such acclaimed and wonderful musicians. I’m really looking forward to working with and learning from Martyn Brabbins - I’m sure that this opportunity will take my views of the work and its interpretation to a whole new and exciting level."


Diana has given a number of solo performances in the United Kingdom, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Austria and Canada, appearing with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Madeira Classical Orchestra, and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in venues such as the Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

Diana was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1984. In 2000 she was invited to the Yehudi Menuhin School and is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London.

She is a prize-winner of 15 international competitions. Recent successes include becoming a laureate of the International Jasha Heifetz Competition in Lithuania. In Denmark Diana was also awarded the European Prize for Achievement.

Please visit Champs Hill Records website to purchase Diana Galvydyte’s recently released solo CD


Savitri Grier

Savitri Grier

Second Prize

Savitri started to learn the violin when she was four. For the last eight years she has been attending the Royal Academy of Music where she holds a scholarship and studies with Arisa Fujita.

Savitri has had success in competitions, winning prizes at the Royal Academy, the North London Festival and the MBF String Awards. In 2007 she became Brent Young Musician & Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year. In 2008 and 2009 Savitri led the Barbican Youth Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis in concerts in the Barbican Hall.

Savitri regularly performs with the Grier Trio – her sister Indira (‘cello) and her father Francis Grier (piano). Savitri has given concerto performances since 2006, including performing in Wembley Arena in 2007 and premiering Francis Grier’s new Double Concerto with Indira in 2008.


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