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Thomas Simaku wins BCA

December 2, 2009

Last night Thomas Simaku won the BCA award for an an instrumental solo or duo, with his Soliloquy 5, Flauto Acerbo. Congratulations!Thomas has been working with the Kreutzers and Peter for many years. The quartet released a portrait disc of Simaku’s on Naxos last year. Simaku dedicated his 2nd quartet to him and his concerto […]

Michael Alec Rose

December 2, 2009

Peter was introduced to Michael Alec Rose in 2004 by the late George Rochberg. Their meeting resulted in an immediate and intense collaboration. In the few years since Michael has written Peter a number of solo violin pieces, a set of violin duos, a duo with double bass, the Pastoral Concerto, premiered in Nashville in […]

Richard Bram

December 2, 2009

American photographer Richard Bram has been an essential collaborator for many years. He has a unique eye for the process of making music, and has travelled with me on many projects. This has resulted in projects in Turkey, Mexico, Denmark, and the USA. http://richardbram.com/index.php?m=0&f=3 link Limited rehearsal space. Tate St Ives 2006. Photo: Richard Follow […]

Michael Finnissy-Song 13a

December 2, 2009

  Peter and the Kreutzers have worked extensively with Michael Finnissy over the past decade.Finnissy has written a number of works for the Kreutzers. In the past few years, there have been four major works: 2nd Quartet, 3rd Quartet, Quintetssatz. As soloist, Peter regularly plays Finnissy’s epocal Enek for solo violin, and together with Aaron Shorr, premiered his […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski

December 2, 2009

Peter has worked closely with leading Macedonian composer, Mihailo Trandafilovski since 2005, when he was invited to premiere his Duo 1 in Skopje. Immediately, a collaboration was born. Since then, Peter has played the whole of Mihailo’s pedagogical cycle Cekori, premiered his Duo 2, recorded his violin concerto, and premiered and recorded his String Quartet, which […]

Jeremy Dale Roberts-Croquis

December 2, 2009

  Jeremy Dale Roberts-Croquis & Tristia New Release! Kreutzer Quartet, Aaron Shorr – Jeremy Dale Roberts: Croquis (NMC D151) Kreutzer Quartet, Aaron Shorr – Jeremy Dale Roberts: Croquis (NMC D151) Peter and his colleagues in the Kreutzer quartet have worked with Dale Roberts since 2004. Their collaboration was initiated through a shared fascination with the […]

Bach-Double Violin Concerto at Wiltons

December 1, 2009

Wilton’s Music Hall Concerts

December 1, 2009

This month, we are delighted to return to the wondrous atmosphere of Wilton’s Music Hall . Concerts, focussing on late Schubert and early Mendelssohn, will take place on the 13th and 20th December. Follow the links. Photo: Richard Bram > link <

Hans Werner Henze

December 1, 2009

              Peter Sheppard Skærved has been associated with the music of Hans Werner Henze since first collaborating with him in a performance of his Concerto Il Vitalino Raddoppiato as an eighteen-year-old. This first collaboration led to highly regarded CD and television recordings of the opera The English Cat, made in […]

Nigel Clarke

December 1, 2009

    Nigel Clarke with Hindemith! On the steps of the Conservartoire, Ankara. 2007. Photo: Marius Skaerved Nigel Clarke taught me how to collaborate. Our work together began at the Royal Academy of Music in 1985, with a piece for 13 strings, named for my ensemble, Parnassus. Since then we have studied, travelled, argued, discovered […]