Jamie Savan is a Senior Lecturer in Music at Birmingham Conservatoire, as well as working as the Conservatoire's Associate Director of Research and Director of the Music Performance Research Hub. He joined the University in 2016, having previously worked as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Performance at Newcastle University.
He also works as a solo recitalist, and as an orchestral principal with the English Baroque Soloists under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He has performed in most European countries, as well as the USA, Mexico, Israel and Japan, and his playing may be heard on over 30 commercial CD recordings (significant research-led recordings are listed below; a full discography may be found on his personal web page: www.jamiesavan.com).
He is also interested in organology, with some of his recent work focusing on the application of emerging 3D-printing technologies for organological research (see www.cyberzink.co.uk for more details).
Jamie's research has been published in journals such as Early Music and the Historic Brass Society Journal, and he is a contributor to the revised Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2015) and the forthcoming Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance Practice.
Between 1997 and 2010, Jamie worked variously as a visiting lecturer / tutor at the University of Hull, University of Birmingham, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He has given invited lectures and guest masterclasses at many institutions in the UK, Europe and the Juilliard School, New York City.