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Montana Taylor’s Blues-David Matthews

September 20, 2015

Montana Taylor’s Blues-David Matthews Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1734) Aaron Shorr-Piano [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Live performance 1999 Canterbury (lofi digital transfer from tape) The first work which David Matthews wrote for me was a reworking of his movement for oboe, ‘Montana Taylor’s Blues’. I premiered it on the South Bank in […]

Michael Alec Rose-Water and Stone. Nashville 16 9 15

September 17, 2015

Michael Alec Rose-Water [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Michael Alec Rose-Stone [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Link to more on the ‘Il Ritorno’ project

Nashville-September 2015

September 15, 2015

Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin Wednesday, September 16 8:00 p.m. Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Steve and Judy Turner Hall, 8 p.m. (Concert extracts) American Fantasy (1847/2014) Ole Bull (1810-1880)/ (Bergen Festival Commission, U.S. Premiere) Peter Sheppard Skaerved (b. 1966) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

Back on the chalk road. September 2015

September 8, 2015

Joel Järventausta-‘Valkea’ 2014

September 6, 2015

Joel Järventausta-‘Valkea’ 2014 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Workshop recording (at the desk) 9 09 15 Wapping LINK to the York Workshop Page ‘The workshop by Peter Sheppard Skærved was a real joy to attend. The level of enthusiasm, energy and dedication towards the new pieces was absolutely great to see. Not only […]

Nashville September 2015

September 2, 2015

Nashville 14th September 2015 A very happy first day here in Nashville, working with wonderful young musicians on Prokofiev, Martinu, Bach, Haydn, Ravel, and lots of new music. Then two very intense sessions working with my dear friend Michael Alec Rose, on the newest movements of his Dartmoor Cycle. Central to this process, is the […]

Gregory Rose – the composer’s workshop

August 26, 2015

Gregory Rose – Three Studies 2015(World Premiere) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Room 12 National Portrait Gallery London 28th August 2015 (Recording courtesy of Julian Ashley) Gregory Ros writes”I heard Peter playing at a concert at Goldsmiths, University of London, earlier this year.  We had met sometime in […]

Chamber music and discussion at Schaeffergaarden August 2015 (in preparation)

August 23, 2015

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Tutti:Solo – The Mozart Project

August 4, 2015

  Announcing the Mozart Project-September 5th 2015 After a summer of work on the manuscript of the 5 violin concerti, I am initiating the ‘Mozart Project’, which is routed in the ideas, colours, timbres, well everything which wells up from these amazing works. Beginning this year, I will be leading a series of workshops, leading […]

Charles de Bériot-Caprices

July 19, 2015

Like so many musicians, I am fascinated by studies. At least twice a year I lay my more regular concert repertoire to once side, and explore the etudes of a specific violin/composer. What I have found, and this is, I have also discovered, not such a common approach, is that it is vital to ‘take […]