Marija Wüthrich Savićević is a versatile young musician and has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe - in Switzerland, Serbia, Macedonia, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Norway. The press discribed her interpretations as "on highest level, virtuous and joyful" and herself as "a pianist with a lot of charm".
Born in Serbia in 1984, Marija took her first piano lesson at the age of 6 in Herzeg Novi (Montenegro). At 8 she was already performing in concerts. She regularly took part in national and international competitions, where she won several prizes (among others First Prize at the Competition for Young Pianists in Nis, Serbia in 2002, Second Prize at the International Piano Competition in Bitola, Macedonia in 2001, and First Prize at the National Competition in Belgrade in 2000). In 2010 Marija won First Prize at the International Competition “Vittoria Caffa Righetti” in Italy.
After completing music high school in Belgrade, Marija was admitted to Aleksandar Madzar’s class at the University of the Arts in Bern (Hochschule der Künste Bern), Switzerland, where she completed her Bachelors and Masters degree in Piano Performance. Further studies followed with Homero Francesch at the Zurich University of the Arts. She graduated with honors in December of 2009 and finished the post-graduate program in Piano Performance at the same school in 2010.
Already during her studies her poetic and spirited performances were renowned at numerous music festivals in both Switzerland and Serbia. The “Schweizerische Interpreten Stiftung” and the “Zürcher Hochschule der Künste” awarded her scholarships. Marija has taken great inspiration from her participation in the master classes of Wilhelm Brons, Wolf Harden, Arbo Valdma, Adrian Cox, Jokut Mihailovic and Jura Margulis.
Since 2013 Marija is teaching piano at Music School Zumikon and since 2014 Marija is artistic director of Theatre and Concert Association of the city of Olten and organizes, with her team, matinee concerts to be held in the foyer of the Olten Museum of Art.
"Elle est souple, agile; elle porte aussi une vraie poésie." Aleksandar Madzar, Pianist and Professor at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles