Welcome page-archive-end 2013

January 7, 2014

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin  Nashville TN 13th September 2013 […]

Reicha Quartets. Flesh and Bone

January 5, 2014

Reicha Quartets. Flesh and Bone NB-Scroll down to the bottom of the page for listening aspects In many years spent performing and studying the chamber music of Anton Reicha, it has become clear to me, and my colleagues, that his music demands a very particular approach, and, however much this might seem to relate to […]

New Year. 2014

January 1, 2014

                              Mudstone veining. Pebble from the Black Cliff 5 1 14  

Quiet inspirations: an evening with Pepys & Matteis

December 26, 2013

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!)

Facing Enlightenment (Photos)

December 24, 2013

Photos of ‘Facing Enlightenment’  British Museum 13 12 13 (Photos Courtesy of the British Museum) Peter Sheppard Skaerved, with Julian Perkins, Lucy Railton, David Gorton, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Diana Mathews

December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013

Schubert & the Violin

December 21, 2013

Over the next few weeks, I will be announcing details of ‘Schubert & the Violin’. This will be a long-term project of performances, recordings, research and writing looking at Schubert through his long term involvement with the violin.  In the past, I have done a lot of work (recording and performing) the early ‘concertante’ works […]