Michael Alec Rose-‘Diaphany'(2016)

June 23, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-‘Diaphany'(2016) Second performance. Moretonhampstead Church, 18th June 2016 (LOFI!!!!) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This piece was written for the celebration of Alexander the Great, which the British Museum commissioned me to organise and perform in the museum on the 17th June. This concert took place in in Room 22 of […]

Nicosia-June 2016

June 14, 2016

Biagio Marini-Capriccio per il violino a tre corde, imitazione d’una lira [da braccia] (Circa 1600) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-‘, a sharpened whetsone’ (Homage are Pindar & JJ Rousseu) recorded in the Hamman of the old Manor House, 13 6 16 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Iannis Xenakis-Mikka […]

Close-up (Girolamo Amati 1629)

June 12, 2016

Getting prepared for a week of three recitals and a recording, the greatest pleasure is the time just spent with the instrument. Checking it over, dusting, ever astonished at the artistry of the second generation of Amati artistry. Is it suprising, that the violin inspired composers to write music of such wonder? London 12 6 […]

Answering some questions: Letter to a Journalist

June 9, 2016

Letter to a journalist. Midnight, June 3rd 2016 I have been thinking about how to respond to your questions all evening, and realised that there’s a big set of questions about notation and performance lurking behind them. The marking-up of parts is a fraught (and I use the word carefully) issue for performers, and most […]

Henze-Sonatas for Viola/Violin & Piano

June 7, 2016

Very proud of this: as of yesterday, I have recorded all four Henze concerti and the three sonatas. I confess, happily, to a lifetime of wonder at Henze’s music, and his contribution to the voice of the violin was immense. The two violin sonatas and the Viola Sonata are incredible, and do listen to 19 […]

Granite, Water, Grass. June 2016

June 6, 2016

Tartini in Bergen

May 31, 2016

Bergen, Festpillene Residency Day Three 2 June 2016 Without doubt, one of the most intense days of music making I have ever experienced. Now I have a real sense of the sound, the air space, the smell, the textures of this extraordinary building as a musical home. My performances of the Tartini have evolved, become much […]

Michael Slayton-Sursum (Outtake)

May 24, 2016

Michael Slayton-‘Sursum'(Premiered by the Kreutzer Quartet 21012) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved/Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins Clifton Harrison-Viola Neil Heyde-Cello Outtake-Recording Session. St John the Baptist, Aldbury. Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

David Matthews-Chant 3 (outtake)

May 24, 2016

David Matthews-Chant 3 (outtake) Peter Sheppard – Violin/whistling [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Outtake 23 4 16 (St John the Baptist Aldbury) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Danske Spillemaend-melodier

May 24, 2016

Danske Spillemaend-melodier (from 358 Danske-Folkedansemelodier) Turtur (Odsherrred) – Otte Mands Reel II (Roskildeegnen) – Ruder Es (Randersegnen) – Den Romerke Vals (Norfyn) – Vals (Lolland) – Tante Lett (Bornholm) – Kontrasejre II (Alsynderup) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Outtakes 23 4 16 (St John the Baptist Aldbury) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell LINK […]