Georg Sava was born in 1933 in Bucharest and began his professional piano studies at age 17. In 1957, he completed his studies at the Klausenburg Music School and was given a position as a piano pedagogue. After numerous recitals and concerts as a soloist with orchestras in Bucharest and other Romanian cities, he was awarded the second prize in the George Enescu Piano Competition in 1961. Recordings with the Romanian radio with works by Chopin, Liszt, and Romanian composers followed.
During a concert tour in Italy in 1970, Georg Sava performed as a soloist with the Klausenburg State Orchestra. These concerts were broadcasted live through RAI. In 1974, a concert tour to Poland followed. This tour included Sava performing as a soloist in the world premiere of a piano concerto by the Belgian composer Jaqueline Fantyn.
Since his move to Germany in 1978, Georg Sava has continued his concert activities with piano recitals in Germany, Italy and Romania until today. In 1979, he was given a professorship position at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where he continued his pedagogical work until he was called to the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" in 1997.
Georg Sava was and is a member of numerous piano competition juries ("A. Schnabel", Berlin | "G. Enescu", Bucharest | "San Bartolomeo del Mare", Italy | "Coursillon", France | "R. Schöller", Berlin), and, almost every year, "Jugend musiziert".