Elliott Schwartz & Michael Alec Rose-a virtual meeting!

August 16, 2012

                                      Elliott Schwartz-2nd Quartet ‘For Louise and Aaron’ European Premiere. 13th July 2012 St Johns Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Festival) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)Recording Courtesy Colin Still (Optic Nerve) Michael Alec […]

Judith Bingham & Paganini’s ‘Red Book’ at Wilton’s

August 15, 2012

Judith Bingham & Paganini’s ‘Red Book’ at Wilton’s – SoundBox    More on the ‘Red Book’ LINK 14th August 2012 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Speaker Judith Bingham- Composer  

Mendelssohn live at Wilton’s

August 11, 2012

Mendelssohn-Octet (live at Wilton Music Hall 2012) Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Miahilo Trandafilovski, Midori Komachi, Aisha Orazbayeva, Morgan Goff, Diana Mathews, Val Wellbanks, Jess Hayes Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve) Aisha, Morgan, Diana, Valerie, Jessica (Mendelssohn Octet) Most musicians discover the Mendelssohn Octet when we are, or rather, were, around about the same age that […]

William Corbett-Prelude

July 31, 2012

From 1713 William Corbett was a member of the King’s band (although Anne Queen till 1714).In 1724 William Corbett bought Lunati (il Gobbo)’s violin. Charles Burney: ‘The favourite instrument which Corelli had played was brought hither soon after his death Corbett, and being for many years in the possession of a gentleman of Newcastles, at […]

David Matthews-’Prelude’ for Judith Bingham

July 22, 2012

David Matthews-’Prelude’ for Judith [Bingham] on her 60th Birthday  Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’  (Workshop recording 22nd July 2012)

Various thoughts in July 2012

July 22, 2012

Snapshot of Welcome page as of mid July 2012 Welcome to my Website. If you have any questions, I am delighted to answer-just use the ‘Contact’ link. It is incredible useful for me to be able to hear responses, ideas and suggestions, so I really appreciate them! Soundbox 2 at Wilton’s Music Hall Concert at […]

Judith Bingham-The Lost Works of Paganini

July 19, 2012

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Working with Paganini’s ‘Secret Red Book’ (in preparation)

June 27, 2012

Working with Paganini’s ‘Secret Red Book’-Library of Congress, Washington DC NEWS-the Library of Congress film of my work with the ‘Red Book’ will go ‘live’ next week! Soundbox-The Red Book at the Royal Academy of Music Tuesday 25th September. Museum of the Royal Academy of Music 1230 (Admission Free) This is the first research event […]

Dickens and Joachim, a ‘Freak’ on the Violin

June 14, 2012

   Dickens and Joachim, a ‘Freak’ on the Violin (Text of talk given on 14th June 2012) ‘Music has become a pleasure, which, like the Plague of Egypt, pervades our kings’ chambers and our working men’s houses-a freak on or about the violin family… and the music prepared for the same, may not be altogether […]

Horniman Museum Project

June 14, 2012

Horniman Museum Project (reporting back 14th June) The 13th June saw the beginning of a new collaboration with the Horniman Museum. Peter has been with them for nearly a year on bringing his research/performance into the work of Joseph Joachim into dialogue with their musical instrument collection, and last night’s packed concert/talk, linked to the […]