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) World premiere performance given by Peter Sheppard-Skaerved at Kings Place, London, 26 November 2014
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A word of explanation: I have just spent five days back in one of my favourite places for musical adventure, Cyprus. I have been the guest of the European University in Cyprus, and the Pharos Trust. My work with this extraordinary organisation, founded by the visionary Garo Keheyan, is core to my process as a […]
Jonatan Sersam-‘Aporia’ World Premiere. Palladium Theatre 19th November 2014 Dante Hildemark-‘Brinner’ World Premiere. Palladium Theatre 19th November 2014 Ismael Palacio-‘Geplaveid’