Paganini and Posture

September 6, 2011

Paganini and Ketch Secor at the Hollywood Bowl I am fascinated by the legacy of Paganini’s posture, depicted again and again, with enormous consistency by Landseer, Maclise, Ingres, Delacroix, Edouart and many others, not to mention countless contemporary caricatures. In 2006 a George Grosz drawing A Paganini of the Gutter came up for sale at […]

Workshop in Pristina 2007

July 23, 2011

These pictures were taken during a series of workshops which Nigel Clarke and I gave in Pristina in 2007 . Typically, we like to work from a ‘no score basis’ beginning with listening exercises and  gradually moving towards notation and agreed structures. When working with musicians who have not played so much new music, it […]

Lecturing in Nashville. Blair School of Music 2005

July 23, 2011

Peter Sheppard Skærved

July 6, 2011

Peter Sheppard Skærved

Summer 2001

July 3, 2011


The River

June 30, 2011

Early responses to the Thames. 1990

Roger Redgate

June 23, 2011

A conversation with Roger Redgate 9 10 15 (Royal Academy of Music. SOUNDBOX) It has been my honour to talk with the composer Roger Redgate for over a decade. In today’s Soundbox session, we discussed the progress of his 4th Quartet, commissioned for my Kreutzer Quartet, and premiered at Wilton’s in the summer of this […]


June 5, 2011

Richard Duke

June 5, 2011

Richard Duke at the NPG 2-6-2011 (1698 Stradivari behind_ Photo: Marius Skaerved Violin by Richard Duke (undated) Orginal neck : violin in early classcial setup

Only Connect, Concert 2 3-6-2011

June 3, 2011

      REPORTING Back  Only Connect (Concert 2) Friday June 3rd 630 pm National Portrait Gallery Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violins (Antonio Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’ & Richard Duke ca. 1750) The concert was designed to reflect the interchange between German, Italian, and British culture in the 19th century. The choice of violins for the […]