Spring in Nicosia

March 25, 2015

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, […]

Ole Bull’s ‘Pearl’ comes out of the shadows

March 4, 2015

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 […]

Watching. Winter ends. 2015

February 17, 2015

Luigi Nono – La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura

February 5, 2015

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)

February 3, 2015

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

Chamber music explorations at Lysebu, January 2015

January 24, 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)

January 16, 2015

Thomas Simaku-Capriccioso for Solo Violin (Film) World premiere performance given by Peter Sheppard-Skaerved at Kings Place, London, 26 November 2014

The Malmö Films

January 4, 2015

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.

Turn of the year

December 31, 2014

24 Days of Telemann

December 14, 2014

  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 […]