A prize winner of both national and international competitions, British pianist Nina Savicevic is the recipient of the prestigious Wright Scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music. She began her studies under Dr Galina Kulish at St Petersburg's Rimsky Korsakov Conservatoire, Russia, and later on with Dr Caroline Diffley. She gave her very first concert after three months. In 2013 Nina was awarded a full scholarship to study under Hilary Coates at Wells Cathedral School, one of the UK’s specialist music schools.
During her time at Wells, Nina gained success in various competitions, most notably winning first place at the Birmingham Piano Competition, first place in the piano category at Taunton Young Musician, and third place and Audience Prize at the Windsor International Piano Competition. She has competed in BBC Young Musician and was a finalist at the Scottish International Youth Competition. Nina was also awarded the Robert Lewin Scholarship from Awards for Young Musicians which enabled her to work alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios.
Born in Exeter 2001 of Croatian-Serbian descent, Nina often performs across the UK and abroad, actively promoting Serbo-Croatian classical music. Her overseas engagements include concerts in Croatia, Serbia, France, Germany and Hungary. She gave her most recent UK recitals in Manchester and Scotland, and has been invited to perform at the Fowey Festival, Salterton Music Festival and East Devon Music Festival.
She has performed on BBC Radio South West with David Fitzgerald, and BBC Spotlight with Victoria Graham and Justin Leigh. Nina is a keen chamber musician. Nina also takes an interest in British music, and performed Finzi’s Eclogue for Piano and Strings with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra. She also recently became part of the European Piano Teachers' Association (EPTA).
Nina has worked alongside and received masterclasses from an array of eminent pianists, including Barry Douglas, Stephen Hough, Vovka Ashkenazy, Steven Osborne, Joanna Macgregor and Christopher Elton, as well as working overseas with professors from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Zagreb’s Academy of Music. As of September 2019, Nina studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under Helen Krizos.
During 2021/2022, Nina performed across the UK, most notably at the 1901 Arts Club in London, St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh and at the Cheltenham Music Festival and Girton College, Cambridge. She also became a mentor for Awards for Young Musicians, where she works alongside young musicians and guides them with their studies.
Nina also teaches piano and has built up quite a number of pupils.
Nina is keen to promote music in the community and so is about to launch The Topsham Music Festival that will take place In Topsham, Devon. As the Festival's Artistic Director she has engaged both well known pianists Duncan Honeybourne and Adam Heron as well as younger up and coming musicians.
This coming June Nina will be playing a Mendlesohhn Piano Concerto with the St John's Festival Orchestra in Chester.
Away from the piano, Nina developed her skills on the viola and trained as a singer, coming fifth at the Oxford University History Julia Wood Essay Competition