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Nikosia Concerto

December 8, 2014

A new project begins. Evis Sammoutis and I have just spent time exploring the streets of his home, Nikosia, on the hunt for new material. This extraordinary city is well known for its history and beauty, and of course, for the distressing division-a border of barbed wire and ruin tearing a metropolis and an island […]

Graphite-Ink-Charcoal-Paint

December 7, 2014

Five days in Cyprus

November 30, 2014

A word of explanation: I have just spent five days back in one of my favourite places for musical adventure, Cyprus. I have been the guest of the European University in Cyprus, and the Pharos Trust. My work with this extraordinary organisation, founded by the visionary Garo Keheyan, is core to my process as a […]

Kreutzers in Malmö November 2014

November 23, 2014

Jonatan Sersam-’Aporia’ World Premiere. Palladium Theatre 19th November 2014 Dante Hildemark-’Brinner’ World Premiere. Palladium Theatre 19th November 2014 Ismael Palacio-’Geplaveid’

Schubert – Three Sonatas- a new project takes off

November 7, 2014

-a new exploration of Schubert, working with Julian Perkins;  three 1816 Sonatas for piano and violin. There is much that I will be saying about this, but just to say, that after months of technical work and analysis, today, sitting down, and playing these works with the a wonderful 1801 Broadwood Square piano, has revealed […]

‘Everyone Sang’Thursday, 6th November, 2014

November 3, 2014

  ‘Everyone Sang’: Music and Words Reflecting the First World War and its Themes Thursday, 6th November, 2014 7.45 – 9 p.m. St. George’s Church Aubrey Walk, Kensington, W8 7JG (closest tube stations: Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue) Nigel Clarke-Epitaph (for Edith Cavell) 2014 Erik Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)(1914) […]

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 2014)

November 1, 2014

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 29th 2014) I-  II-Ferociously  III-Longin; quiet, restrained grief  IV- V- VI- VII- VIII- IX-Haunted; stricken, consort-like throughout X-Frozen XI-Raging; violently throughout XII-Distant; consort-like XIII-Longing; quiet restrained grief Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde St Gabriels Pimlico Engineer-Jonathan Haskell With thanks to Marius […]

Leoš Janácek

November 1, 2014

Leoš Janácek-Violin Sonata (1914-15) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano (Recording outtakes-30 10 14 St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds I. Con moto II. Ballada III. Allegretto IV. Adagio

Erik Satie – Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916)

October 31, 2014

Erik Satie- Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916) Choral hypocrite Fugue à tâtons Fantaisie musculaire Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano ‘Channel Firing project’ (Recording Outtakes-unedited 30 10 14 St Michaels Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) I have been fascinated with these three pieces for my entire career. returning to […]

Granados/Kreisler-Danse Espagnole

October 31, 2014

Enrique Granados’ ‘Danse Espagnole’ transcribed by the great Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler, who wrote a heart breaking account  of his time at the front. Granados died off the Kent coast, on his way back to Spain from making piano rolls in New York (pictured at top), and giving a recital at the White House for […]