Bergen-May/June 2015-reporting back on Ole Bull and more discoveries

June 1, 2015

On Saturday 30th, after the excitement of returning the violin to its case on Thursday LINK, I returned to Lysoen with Malene Sheppard Skaerved, for a day of research and discovery. This began with some hours walking the island, a powerful reminder of why Bull chose this extraordinary spot for his sanctuary. It was Malene’s […]

May 30, 2015

Sadie Harrison ‘…and love…’ Words-Malene Skaerved (Live at the NPG 24 4 15)

April 26, 2015

 Sadie Harrison ‘…and love…’ Words-Malene Skaerved  World Premiere-24 5 15 (National Portrait Gallery) Eve Daniell-Soprano Violin-Peter Sheppard Skaerved Piano-Roderick Chadwick     ‘Keep Going’ I want to keep going into the distance, searching, sunset pinks, gold, magic, worship a white horse, Prince Charming walking, longing, dreaming looking for happy ever after and love Mother, what […]

Channel Firing at the National Portrait Gallery 24 4 15

April 26, 2015

Practise. Walk. 11-12th 2015

April 12, 2015

Practise. Walk. Peter Sheppard Skaerved April  11-12th 2015 I’m standing on the bridge over the river Wandle, a cold paper cup of espresso in my hand, enjoying the wrecked boats in the mud, wishing for a Saxon spearhead, or better still, a pristine ceremonial object, like the ‘Mortlake Axe’ made with  precious Jadeite mined in […]

April light 2015

April 11, 2015

Evis Sammoutis-Monogenesis (two live performances)

March 27, 2015

Evis Sammoutis-Monogenesis Peter Shepaprd Skaerved – (Stradivari 1699 (Crespi) Performance 1-Tuesday 6th March 2007 (Hellenic Centre London) Performance 2-Wednesday 7th March 2007 (Hellenic Centre London)

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