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Campaganoli-L’ art d’inventer à l’improviste

October 12, 2011

Bartolomeo Campagnoli (September 10, 1751 – November 6, 1827)-L’ art d’inventer à l’improviste des fantaisies et cadences pour le violon: formant un recueil des 246 pièces amusantes et utiles en tous les tons. Op.12 (Leipzig 1812) This wonderful collection has been an inspiration to me for years. I will gradually record and upload its fantasies and […]

Sadie Harrison-Violin Duos

October 9, 2011

My son, Marius, has begun studying Sadie’s wonderful violin duos. Here is his response to day one, working on ‘Tourmeline’ Tourmaline (for two violins):A Tourmaline is a type of precious stone, which is often called the “Rainbow Gemstone.”  This is due to its magnificent display of colouring.    It is referred to in Egyptian legend as […]

Paganini-Divertimenti Carnavaleschi

September 27, 2011

Paganini-Divertimenti Carnavaleschi Live performance, London 2006 Directed by Peter Sheppard Skaerved [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011)

September 22, 2011

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011)  World premiere-Ingram Hall, Nashville Tennesse 19-9-11 Peter Sheppard Skaerved=-Violin  [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Elliott Schwartz ‘Jefferson – Soliloquy and Remembrance’ (August 2011 Premiere & November 2011 Film))

September 21, 2011

Elliott Schwartz-Jefferson Cadenza-Soliloquy and Remembrance Violin-Peter Sheppard Skaerved Filmed by Colin Still (Optic Nerve) in Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s ‘Only Connnect’ exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery  November 2011   From Elliot Schwartz: The piece is a two-movement work for solo violin, called “Jefferson Cadenza: Soliloquy and Remembrance,” and it was completed this summer. It’s intended […]

Michael Alec Rose – Air 2009-2001

September 21, 2011

Michael Alec Rose – Air 2009-2001 Michael wrote this wonderful piece for me last year. Here is its premiere. Martha Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University 19th September 2011 Michael Alec Rose – Air 2009-2001 Live Recording [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Stradivari 1698, Bow by Stephen […]

Paganini in Nashville

September 21, 2011

Paganini in Nashville  Ingram Hall, Vanderbilt University 19-9-11  I don’t usually post reviews, but this provides a sensitive overview of the project. ‘Violin Soliloquy ‘-by John Pitcher ARTSNOW NASHVILLE September 20 2011 You knew violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved was up to something the moment you walked into the Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. Instead of […]

Paul Osterfield-2 Caprices live in London

September 11, 2011

Paul Osterfield-2 Caprices live in London     On the 9th September, I played two of Paul’s wonderful new caprices as part of my ONLY CONNECT concert at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The whole concert was framed by text concerning Niccolo Paganini’s visits to London in the 1830’s. Here they are, wild and life-immediate […]

David Gorton-Caprices (Live at ONLY CONNECT NPG)

September 11, 2011

David Gorton-Caprices (Live at ONLY CONNECT NPG)  On the 9th September, I played all 7 of David Gorton ‘s  Carprices as part of my exhibition, ONLY CONNECT, at the National Portrait Gallery. Here they are, with introductions concerning Paganini’s visits to London. (Performance in Room 12 of the Gallery-informal recording)     PSS-Violin (‘Joachim’ Stradivari […]

David Gorton-Caprice 7 ‘Only Connect’ (Sneak Peak….)

September 8, 2011

Workshop performance-before premiere on the 9th September at National Portrait Gallery. David Gorton-Caprice 7 ‘Only Connect’ (Sneak Peak….)[Audio clip: view full post to listen]