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From early childhood, Savine felt intense pleasure when listening to master works of the violin repertoire.  JS Bach’s sonatas and partitas played by Nathan Milstein, Mendehlson’s violin concerto interpreted by Isaac Stern, Schubert’s quartet Death and the Maiden. The simple act of placing the needle on the black vinyl record was an eminent ritual which transported her.  Her whole existence was to be influenced by the indelible strength of these emotions.

 

Later she learnt to play the viola, a wild and dark instrument which she attempted to master during her learning years at the Conservatoire de Musique de Dijon.  The vibrations of the instrument’s body on her shoulder made a physical and determining impression on her.  Studying and practicing an instrument further developed her initial love for music.


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