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Savva Zverev was born in 1998 into a family of musicians in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. He began learning the violin at the age of five with Natalia Fikhtengolts at the Gnessin School of Music. At the age of seven he entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatoire where he was under the tutelage of the eminent violin pedagogues, Prof. Galina Turchaninova and Prof. Asya Kushner. In 2016, Savva received a full scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he is currently studying under Yuri Torchinsky, the leader of the BBC Philharmonic, and is generously supported by the Thomas Jellis Bequest.
Savva has performed at prestigious concert venues in Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Lithuania, Russia and the USA. He has also performed in masterclasses given by notable musicians such as Andrey Baranov, Pavel Vernikov, Pierre Amoyal, Boris Kuschnir, Zakhar Bron, Krzystof Wergrzyn, Alina Ibragimova, Alina Pogostkina, James Ehnes, Boris Belkin and Yair Kless.
Savva's most notable appearances with orchestras include concerts with the Halle orchestra at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Sofia Sinfonietta in Sofia, Bulgaria, RNCM symphony orchestra in Montepulciano, Italy, and Northern Ballet Sinfonia at the Storyhouse, Chester, amongst others.
As a chamber musician Savva has collaborated with members of the Elias Quartet, Quator Danel and Chilingirian Quartet. In March 2017 he performed G. Enescu's string octet with the Aronowitz Ensemble during the RNCM chamber music festival.
Savva Zverev is currently using a fine instrument by J. B. Vuillaume and a bow by E. Sartory that have been generously loaned from the collection of Dr Andrew Winter, Warrington, UK.
The Drake Calleja Trust financially and artistically supports talented musicians studying across the UK. We award scholarships annually to classical solo instrumentalists and singers.
Since 2015 we have made 97 awards to outstanding young musicians from all over the world. As well as financial help we support our scholars with concert opportunities, and we are delighted to be at the 1901 Arts Club for the first time.
For more information please contact Matthew Hargreaves.