From 1987 to 1993 Hayley Savage studied guitar with Rod Faulkner and John Mills, and continued her studies with John Mills at the Welsh College of Music and Drama where she won the Guitar Prize two years running and graduated with a double distinction. She has performed in masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Eliot Fisk, Simon Dinnigan, John Mills, Jorge Morel and Robert Spencer.
As well as being a performer and teacher of piano, guitar and cello, Hayley is pursuing a career in composing. In 1997 she completed a large-scale work, English Fantasia for Guitar and String Orchestra, which was premiered in September 1997 by John Mills and the Sarum Chamber Orchestra, Salisbury. English Fantasia was also performed in February 2000 by John Mills and the Jyväsklä Symphony Orchestra in Finland.
In August 2000 Hayley returned to Finland for the premiere of her new work Homenaje al Reyezuelo Musico for Flute, Viola, Guitar and Piano at the Karstola Music Festival. Whilst at Karstola Hayley performed in a flute/guitar duo recital.
Hayley has had 9 premieres of new works with a new commission in hand.
In August 2000 Hayley was interviewed on BBC Radio 3 "Music Matters" regarding her performing/composing career.
Hayley has performed in a rock band and arranged/played on two CDs and is developing her skills as a jazz pianist.
"stunning performance...exquisitely played...oozing musicality. Hayley is one of those players you love to watch. Not only does she have an assured stage presence but she seems to naturally project the pleasure shared in music-making and the partaking thereof." Classical Guitar Magazine Website