Through mutual effort and with inspiration and coaching from Evelyn Tubb, Anthony Rooley, Andreas Scholl, Andrea Marcon and Christina Pluhar, savadi has successfully created a baroque ensemble which critics have described as “moving and enchanting”. Its quality was recognized by the jury of the Early Music Network International Young Artists’ Competition in York, England, who awarded the young ensemble first prize in 2003.

Their success was re-confirmed a year later, when they won the first prize of the jury as well as the coveted audience award at the 2004 Wassenaer Concours.