Priaulx Rainier

November 30, 2009

Priaulx Rainier-Fragment ‘Rhythms of the Stones’ 23-01-2006 20th July 1950 (Rainier observing Barbara Hepworth, with John Wells, Dennis Mitchell, at work in the Trewyn Studio, on Contrapuntal Forms]     ‘CONTRAPUNTAL FORMS’                    ‘Rhythms of the Stones’  BARBARA HEPWORTH                              Priaulx Rainier        Blue limestone. Carving Height 2.4m (7’ 9”) Glebelands housing area Owned by Harlow […]

Interview with University of York Music Press 2008

November 30, 2009

Interview on Collaboration University or York Music Press 2008   The Kreutzer Quartet have commissioned countless (how many?) new works over the years they have been together – what is the motive for commissioning new works when the string quartet repertoire is already so rich?   I think that it is worth beginning by saying […]

David Gorton-Trajectories on YouTube

November 29, 2009

Part of David’s wonderful Trajectories has been posted on YouTube. Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CP5Wbt1mhY   Composer David Gorton at work with the Kreutzer Quartet and Simon Shaw-Miller. Tate St Ives. 2006 Photo Richard Bram    

Gloria Coates-Berceuse

November 29, 2009

  I met Gloria Coates in Munich in 1991. From the moment that we met, I felt empathy: a conversation began which continues unabated. We have shared ideas over innumerable cups of coffee at the Lenbachhaus. There, the paintings of that most musical group of painters, the Blau Reiter, can be seen. Gloria Coates-Berceuse Engineer: […]

Writing – the start

November 27, 2009

To my suprise-New Scientist Magazine (15th September Issues) has published a letter that I wrote. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727780.300-acoustic-intent.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=letters Scattered thoughts on being a vagrant musician


November 9, 2009

Collaboration with composers is the essence of what any performer does. The interchange with one informs the relationship with another. Gradually, this site will provide windows into this creative process.

Duo with Aaron Shorr

November 9, 2009

With Aaron Shorr-Genoa 2007. For the past two decades, I have been guided in musical exploration by an absolutely indefatigable partner, the pianist Aaron Shorr. Our very first programme (Schubert, Respighi, Stravinsky, Henze) set a model for the works that fascinate us.

Scattered thoughts on being a vagrant musician

November 8, 2009

Scattered thoughts on being a vagrant musician. Aaron and I have just played George Rochberg’s entire violin and piano music in one go at the Arsenale as part of the Venice Biennale. I am absolutely shattered, my hands aching, my brain empty, and the inevitable downer that follows a big concert. There was certainly something […]


November 6, 2009

Kreutzer Quartet at the Connect Festival, Malmo, Sweden. Pictures by Leif Johansson


November 4, 2009

The Kreutzers are delighted to be returning to their London home, Wilton’s Music Hall this month, for two concerts of Mendelssohn and Schubert. Follow the link for further information.   http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/schubert-update/