September 2, 2015

Peter Sheppard Skaerved at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:00 p.m. Turner Recital Hall   Ole Bull/Peter Sheppard Skaerved          American Fantasy 1847/2014  (Bergen Festival Commission,US Premiere) Ole Bull                                                         Spanish Serenade, Fanitullen, Siciliana 9modern US premieres) Peter talks about Ole Bull at his house near Bergen, Norway.   […]

Gregory Rose – the composer’s workshop

August 26, 2015

Gregory Rose – the composer’s workshop On the 28th August, I will premiere Gregory Rose’s ‘Three Miniatures’ (2015) at the National Portrait Gallery. I have known Gregory for many years, but this is our first collaboration. Today, a wonderful, morning, working on these pieces together, exploring colour, syntax, phrasing and language. The conversation veered around […]

Chamber music and discussion at Schaeffergaarden August 2015 (in preparation)

August 23, 2015

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Tutti:Solo – The Mozart Project

August 4, 2015

  Mozart-Five Violin Concertos K 207, 211, 216, 218, 219 This summer-away from the stage and the microphone, I am delving into the wonderful manuscripts of Mozart’s 5 Concertos, written when he returned to Salzburg, between 1772 and 1775. This is leading to a major project which will be announced soon. But for now, process! […]

Charles de Bériot-Caprices

July 19, 2015

Like so many musicians, I am fascinated by studies. At least twice a year I lay my more regular concert repertoire to once side, and explore the etudes of a specific violin/composer. What I have found, and this is, I have also discovered, not such a common approach, is that it is vital to ‘take […]

Gloria Coates, live in Munich, June 2015

July 15, 2015

Today was a day of inspiration from composers. Beginning with morning coffee and conversation, a conversation which has been going on for decades with Gloria Coates. Here’s a first chance to hear live extracts from our concert of her music in Munich last month. Gloria Coates-Live in Munich 21st June 2015 Gasteig Kreutzer Quartet (Peter […]

Recording on the Ole Bull Amati – 7 7 2015

July 7, 2015

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Niccolo Amati 1647 ‘Ole Bull’) Roderick Chadwick-Piano Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Session Outtakes 7 7 15 St Michael’s Highgate Ole Bull – Aurora Ole Bull-Et Saeterbesog Edvard Grieg (arr. Emile Sauret) Two Songs (Andersen) Op 5 ‘Jeg Elsker Dig’ ‘En Digters Bryst’ Bach/Gounod-Meditation (Ave Maria) Gaetano Braga-Angel Serenade Mozart-G major Sonata K 301

Roger Redgate-Quartet No 4

July 6, 2015

Roger Redgate-Quartet No 4 (World Premiere) Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved Mihailo Trandafilovski Morgan Goff Neil Heyde Wilton’s Music Hall. June 16th Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve) The Kreutzer Quartet would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Britten–Pears Foundation for this premiere.

David Matthews-15 Preludes

July 3, 2015

David Matthews-15 Preludes Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Session outtakes-unedited 2 6 15 . St John the Baptist, Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical Supervision-David Matthews Sonata (1975-revised 2015)  Quasi Cadenza -Prestissimo  Lento, flessibile Allegro non troppo   Prelude 1 (for Pavel Novak)LINK TO NOVAK CAPRICCI Prelude 2 (For Michael Bartram) Prelude 3 (for Caroline on […]

Longbow recording Nigel Clarke-‘Parnassus(1986-7), & ‘Pulp & Rags’ (2013)

June 30, 2015

Longbow -Director/Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Aisha Orazbayeva, Midori Komachi, Alice Barron, Annabelle Berthome Reynolds, Sara Cubarsi, Shulah Oliver, Morgan Goff, Diana Mathews, Evie Heyde, Valerie Welbanks, Rachel Meerloo. Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Musical Supervision-Nigel Clarke Unedited Session outtakes/’boltup’ Nigel Clarke-‘Parnassus’ (Written for Peter Sheppard Skaerved and the Parnassus Ensemble 1986-7) Nigel Clarke-‘Pulp and Rags’ (Commissioned […]