‘Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s playing sets a gold standard.’BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 2014
‘Violinvirtuose Peter Sheppard Skærved ist eine der zentralen Gestalten der Neue-Musik-Szene’ JPC.de May 2015
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More inspiration, works selected following the Contemporary Music Research Centre at the University of York national call for works; New solo violin pieces by John Cummins, E. Ekmektsoglou, Will Hunt, Joel Jarventausta, David Lancaster, Neil Tòmas Smith, and Jake Steeper. Link
24 5 15-A rich morning of practice and preparation.
A rich morning-working on Ole Bull for this week’s concerts in Bergen, and preparing sets of parts for two exciting recordings, David Gorton?s fantastic new ‘Lachrymae Variations’, and Nigel Clarke?’s ‘Parnassus’, where it all started. Still as obsessed with what string instruments can do, as I was in my first year at RAM.http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2014/05/nigel-clarke-parnassus/
Two premieres and Beethoven at Wilton’s Music Hall 13 5 15
Ole Bull’s ‘Pearl’ in public for the first time in a century
Today at the Royal Academy of Music Museum, in introduced the extraordinary 1647 Niccolo Amati. To hear extracts from the recording made yesterday on this violin, go to:LINK
New release-Mihailo Trandafilovski ‘Five’. Violin Duo, Clarinet Quintet, Piano Cycle, Cello Duos, and a ground breaking work for the Kreutzers and the New London Chamber Choir
This just in-wonderfully presented disc of Mihailo Trandafilovski’s music! With thanks to all the fantastic team on this recording-the team at INNOVA, NLCC, Roderick Chadwick, Neil Heyde, Evie Heyde, Morgan Goff, Roger Heaton, Aidan Oliver, Jonathan Haskell, Morgan Roberts, Graham Williams, Elo Masing, Marius Skaerved, Simon Weir, and a shout out to Minjas Zugik! Now go and buy it here. Astonishing, elemental music, which it’s a joy to be a part of! http://www.innova.mu/albums/mihailo-trandafilovski/five
Results of the University of York ‘Call for Works’
New works for solo violin have been selected by William Hunt, Neil Smith, Joel Jarventausta, David Lancaster, John Cummin, and Emmanouil Ekmektsoglou, which I will workshop and perform at the National Centre for Early Music in York on June 9th. Many thanks to all at the York Music Department, especially Thomas Simaku, for masterminding and running this exciting project!
30th April With David Matthews- Opening the Workshop Door
An inspiring day working with David Matthews on his new ’15 Preludes’. David, to date, and according to my count, has written more well over 30 works for solo violin….all of which are wonderful. Here, the composer’s workshop wide open, his comfortable work room in North London. Tomorrow, we are playing his Beethoven transcriptions at the Michael Tippett Centre. Link
Ole Bull’s 1647 Amati
What has this violin got to do with a street in Wapping, Madison Wisconsin, and a Norwegian Patriot?. On the 12th May I will be talking about it at SOUNDBOX. Tuesday 12th May 1230pm Royal Academy of Music Museum-String Gallery-Admission Free
Ole Bull-Et Saeterbesog (i-phone recording, courtesy of Marius Skaerved) 4 3 15 (Peter Sheppard Skaerved-workshop recording, on the 1647 Ole Bull Amati)