About to start an exciting few days in Nikosia-under the benevolent light of Pharos. Tomorrow, Beethoven Op 18, 119, 132 with Mihailo Trandafilovski?, Morgan Goff? and Neil Heyde. The following day, my exhibit ‘A Flash Between Darknesses’ opens, and there’s a a concert (also with Morgan) linked to the exhibition, two days later-Mozart, Rob Keeley, […]
Bergen-May 2015. The Violin goes home! 31 5 15 Article in Bergens Tidende May 28th-Lysøen Ole Bull’s Amati, back at Lysøen. Interviewing with the team from Bergens Tidende, with the Bull’s case, embroidered ‘Nikolaus Amati 1647, which the violin fit perfectly, with his Great grandaughter Olea, and his brother’s great grandson, Schak, and the […]
Luigi Nono-La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1629), Electronics-Tom Mudd February 22nd 2015 (Great Hall, Goldsmiths 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) 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
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 […]