Petr Savinkov entered the Gnessin State Music College in 1994 (Choral conducting department). He graduated in 1998 with honours degree and became the student of The Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in the class of prof. Boris Tevlin. During his years in the Conservatory he was a soloist of a prize-winner Conservatory Chamber Choir (Italy-1998, Germany-1999, Austria -2000, Poland-2003 and others.) conducted by prof. B.Tevlin. In 2001-2002 Petr Savinkov also took a course of composing in the class of prof. R.Ledenev and the postgraduate course in choral conducting in 2005.
Since 2002 P.Savinkov is the precentor of the male Choir in the St.Eligah Church in Moscow. With this male Choir he recorded a CD “To Thee we sing and Thee we praise” and given a number of concerts of Russian religious music in the Red Square and The Trade and Industry Chameber of Russian Federation.
Since 2003 Petr Savinkov teaches students of The Gnesins College (conducting, choral scores reading, choral literature, choral arrangement and choral ensemble).
As artistic director (since 2008) and chef conductor of the Chamber Choir of Gnesins College he won the following prizes:
The International Choral contest in Poland (2007) lll prize
The International contest “Modern art and education “ in Moscow I prize in Choral singing
The European choral contest “Chorus Inside 2008” in Moscow I prize in category “Choral Arts”
The International contest “Modern Art and education” in Moscow 2010 Grand Prix in the nomination “Music performance and pedagogical skills”.
In 2013 Petr Savinkov was appointed Chief Conductor of the Great Academic Choir of the Gnesins College (while preserving his post of Art director and chief conductor of the Chamber Choir) and was also invited to teach in The Russian Music Academy named after the Gnesins.