Nashville September 2015

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Nashville 14th September 2015

A very happy first day here in Nashville, working with wonderful young musicians on Prokofiev, Martinu, Bach, Haydn, Ravel, and lots of new music. Then two very intense sessions working with my dear friend Michael Alec Rose, on the newest movements of his Dartmoor Cycle.

Working with the Aurelius Quartet. Blair School of Music 14th September 2015

Working with the Aurelius Quartet. Blair School of Music 14th September 2015

Central to this process, is the latest stage of my long-term collaboration with Michael Alec Rose. For the past two years we have been working on ‘Il Ritorno’, Michael’s cycle of works for solo violin, inspired by his deep love for the landscape and culture of Dartmoor.

River Dart near Staverton 1 8 10

River Dart near Staverton 1 8 10

Today, we worked in detail on ‘Water’ and ‘Stone’. This is the latest stage in a two year-process, which has seen us walking the moor, listening, looking, touching and talking, talking talking. The project reaches out to so many things, bringing together our various passions. Here he is on Hound Tor, during our second visit together to the moor, in December 2013.

Michael Alec Rose on Hound Tor. 2 12 13

Michael Alec Rose on Hound Tor. 2 12 13

For more in-depth exploration of this project, go to: http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2013/09/michael-alec-rose-pre-amble-world-premiere/

Peter Sheppard Skaerved at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin 

Close up of an extraordinary violin

Close up of an extraordinary violin

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

8:00 p.m.

Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall • 2400 Blakemore Avenue • Nashville, TN 37212

LINK to venue information

Ole Bull/Peter Sheppard Skaerved          American Fantasy 1847/2014  (Bergen Festival Commission,US Premiere)

Ole Bull                                                         Spanish Serenade, Fanitullen, Siciliana 9modern US premieres)

Link to Peter’s work on Ole Bull (Recordings etc)

Giuseppi Tartini                                          Sonata (from ’30 Sonate Piccole’) LINK to PSS latest recording of Tartini on Toccata Classics
Giuseppi Torelli                                          E minor Prelude

Recent works dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved:

Sadie Harrison                            ‘Gallery’ (extracts, 2013) LINK to PSS recording of Sadie Harrison on Toccata Classics

PSS with composers David Matthews, Sadie Harrison, Pavel Novek. Deal Festival 2004

PSS with composers David Matthews, Sadie Harrison, Pavel Novek. Deal Festival 2004

Gregory Rose                              Three Miniatures (2015)LINK to PPS playing and talking about Gregory Rose

With the wonderful composer Gregory Rose(and Handel's foot) after the premiere of his exquisite '3 Studies', in the company of Fuseli, Burney, Pope, Johnson, Piozzi, Loutherberg and all the gang at the NPG this evening. A real honour to play these pieces, and to feel the audience get caught up in their spell. Photos: Malene Sheppard Skaerved

With the wonderful composer Gregory Rose(and Handel’s foot) after the premiere of his exquisite ‘3 Studies’, in the company of Fuseli, Burney, Pope, Johnson, Piozzi, Loutherberg and all the gang at the NPG this evening. A real honour to play these pieces, and to feel the audience get caught up in their spell. Photos: Malene Sheppard Skaerved

David Matthews                          Preludes (2014) LINK to PSS recording of Matthews on Toccata Classics

 

Nigel Clarke                                  Epitaph for Edith Cavell (2014) LINK to PSS recording of Nigel Clarke on Toccata Classics

Michael Alec Rose                      Il Ritorno (extracts, 2013-2015) LINK to PSS recording of Michael Rose on Toccata Classics

The work begins. Revelling in the latest movement of Michael Alec Rose?'s series based on Dartmoor, in the lovely space of the Ingram Hall Foyer, Nashville. http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2013/09/michael-alec-rose-pre-amble-world-premiere/

The work begins. Revelling in the latest movement of Michael Alec Rose?’s series based on Dartmoor, in the lovely space of the Ingram Hall Foyer, Nashville. http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2013/09/michael-alec-rose-pre-amble-world-premiere/

 

 

Peter Sheppard Sk?rved the dedicatee of over 400 works for violin, by composers including Hans Werner Henze, Poul Ruders, David Matthews, Judith Weir and George Rochberg.  He has a diverse international career, ranging from solo appearances in over 30 countries, to in-depth projects and residencies: current explorations include a collaboration with composer Evis Sammoutis based on improvisations in workshops and derelict spaces in Nikosia, to a musical exploration of the historic leprosy hospital in Bergen, Norway.  Peter and Michal Alec Rose are currently creating a series of works responding to the landscape of Dartmoor, the latest in an intense collaboration that started in 2004. Peter is a prolific recording artist, having released over 60 critically acclaimed recordings. These  include  cycles of sonatas by Tartini and Beethoven, and many of the works written for him, resulting in a Grammy nomination, and awards from the BBC Music Magazine. In the past year alone, he has released discs of Henze Concerti, Telemann Fantasies, Tartini Sonatas, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, Reicha Quartets, as well as discs of works dedicated to him by Sadie Harrison, Nigel Clarke, Mihailo Trandafilovski, David Gorton and David Matthews. In the next few months, he will be releasing the Bach Sonatas and Partitas, a disc of Ole Bull, and a recital disc of works from 1914.  Peter is the only musician to have curated an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London and has made projects for the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and galleries worldwide. This year his exhibition ‘A Flash Between Darknesses’ was shown by the Pharos Trust in Cyprus.  Also in 2015 his string quartet ‘Acoustic Mirror’,  became the first music to be encoded into DNA. He is married to the Danish writer and poet, Malene Sk?rved, and is the Viotti Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he was elected Fellow in 2013.  For recordings, films, writing and more info, go to www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com

 

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