Nashville Inspiration

February 24, 2014

Monday 24th February 2014 Here in Nashville to work with the wonderful students and colleagues on the Blair School of Music/London Exchange. After a long journey, everyone arrived safely. I will post each day as the work progresses. Exchange Programme The programme was founded after Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Michael Alec Rose were introduced by the […]

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (First Performance)

February 22, 2014

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (First Performance) First performance-Royal Academy of Music/Falmouth University/Goldsmiths College/Yamaha London First listen: Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (48 Portraits) after Gerhard Richter (1st Movement) Live 22nd February 2014 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)   Getting ready for the Jim Aitchison event at the Royal Academy of […]

John McCabe-Caravan (1988)

February 20, 2014

John McCabe-Caravan (1988) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) First chance to hear some of the John Mcabe which we played this weekend. Here’s his (very cool) ‘Caravan’ (1988). At the RNCM, with Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski.  John McCabe-The Woman on the Shore  Kreutzer Quartet and Aaron Shorr […]

Alan Rawsthorne-Theme and Variations

February 18, 2014

Alan Rawsthorne-Theme and Variations 1936 Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Christine Sohn-Violins a first year student at the Royal Academy of Music, the wonderful Manoug Parikian handed me a copy of this piece, Alan Rawshorne’s ‘Theme and Variations’ for two violins. ‘This is possibly the best piece ever written for two violins’, he said, handing it […]


February 15, 2014


Naji Hakim-Solo Sonata

February 15, 2014

Naji Hakim-Solo Sonata Precipitato andante-quasi-recitativo allegro con spirito I met Naji Hakim when still an undergraduate student. I was playing a concert of Franck and Tournemire at an organ festival in Huddersfield, and he astounded me with the power and emotional impact of this playing and writing. However, we did not have the chance to […]

Soundbox 11 2 14

February 10, 2014

  http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2012/07/war-and-peace/  http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2012/10/western-heights-dover-october-2012/ http://www.dadonline.eu/node/524 (Salon evening) http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2013/10/transit-pulp-rags-dover-arts-development-war-peace-grand-finale/ Re Veil Le Link http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2014/02/keep-going-dover-arts-developments-second-music-poetry-and-visual-art-salon/    

Keep Going-Dover Arts development’s second music, poetry and visual art Salon

February 5, 2014

Link to Film: KEEP GOING FILM  Reporting back- 3rd March 2014 Yesterday we were delighted to present a second salon for Dover Arts Development, in the Studio Spaces on Astley Avenue. Here are pictures, words and music from the evening. (In preparation) My mother doesn’t like orchids She loves yellow tulips – my grandmother did […]

Goldsmiths College – A new residency

February 2, 2014

Goldsmiths College – A new residency The Department of Music is excited to announce the Kreutzer Quartet as the new Ensemble in Residence, and they will be performing their first concert this term on Thursday 6 February. Location: Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall Building Cost: free Time: 6 February 2014, 19:30 – 21:00 Igor Stravinsky-Three […]

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin

January 28, 2014

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin I have been fascinated by Robin Holloway’s ‘Sonata’ for solo violin, written from Ernst Kovacic, for years. Recently, I started talking with this wonderful composer about his works for string quartet, and he mentioned that he was sending me an unplayed solo ‘Sonatina’. This arrived this morning, and is radiantly beautiful. […]