Ole Bull’s ‘Pearl’ comes out of the shadows

March 4, 2015

Ole Bull’s ‘Pearl’ comes out of the shadows Ole Bull-Et Saeterbesog (i-phone recording, courtesy of Marius Skaerved) 4 3 15 The very first notes that I played on this violin, which has not been played on for years. This is just recorded in a small carpeted room, with an i-phone). I had no idea what […]

Watching. Winter ends. 2015

February 17, 2015

Luigi Nono – La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura

February 5, 2015

Luigi Nono-La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1629), Electronics-Tom Mudd February 22nd 2015 (Great Hall, Golsmiths College, london) Works by Luigi Nono, Helmut Lachenmann, Heinrich Biber Violin-Peter Peter Sheppard Skaerved Electronics-Tom Mudd Sunday February 22nd, 230pm Admission Free http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8328 Great Hall-Goldsmiths College Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW Luigi Nono-La Lontananza […]

David Matthews 11th Quartet (outtakes)

February 3, 2015

David Matthews 11th Quartet (outtakes) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski,Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Engineer-Jonathan Haskell in the presence of the composer St John the Baptist, Albury 2nd February 2015

Chamber music explorations at Lysebu, January 2015

January 24, 2015

I arrived at Lysebu late on Friday 23rd January, just as a light fall of snow was coming in. This is the Norwegian arm of the Dansk Norsk Fondet, which has its Danish base at the beautiful Schaeffergaarden, north of Copenhagen. Here I met with my dear friend Anders Beyer, the director of the Bergen Festival, […]

Thomas Simaku-Capriccioso for Solo Violin (Film)

January 16, 2015

Thomas Simaku-Capriccioso for Solo Violin (Film) World premiere performance given by Peter Sheppard-Skaerved at Kings Place, London, 26 November 2014

The Malmö Films

January 4, 2015

following our inspiring week in Malmö at Connect Festival, the composers with whom we had been working have been posting films of the performances of their new works. One by one, here they are.

Turn of the year

December 31, 2014

24 Days of Telemann

December 14, 2014

  Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) 24 Fantasies In 1992, I recorded Telemann’s 12 Fantasies (1735) for solo violin. They have been at the centre of my repertoire ever since. I have long wanted to record these works on gut strings and with an early bow. The opportunity to develop […]

Nikosia Concerto

December 8, 2014

A new project begins. Evis Sammoutis and I have just spent time exploring the streets of his home, Nikosia, on the hunt for new material. This extraordinary city is well known for its history and beauty, and of course, for the distressing division-a border of barbed wire and ruin tearing a metropolis and an island […]